History has shown that the human species has a tendency to act recklessly with new technology and often ignore harmful side effects. Given the latest revolution in biotechnology, it might be worth the time to consider the consequences of rushing headfirst into CRISPR gene editing without inclusive dialogue about eugenics and irreversible modifications. Should scientists, as well as policymakers and the public, let philosophy provide the framework for gene editing to prevent possible mistakes in the future?
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