Shane Savitsky May 12, 2017
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Scientists want to build a human genome

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A group of scientists calling themselves the "Genome Project-write" wants to revolutionize species creation as you know it: they're figuring out how to write entire genomes to then build thousands of different species, per the Atlantic.

The controversy: Building — and especially, editing — a human genome presents some moral hazards. From a Stanford synthetic biologist and Northwestern bioethicist who pushed back against the project: "The creation of new human life is one of the last human-associated processes that has not yet been industrialized or fully commodified."