*This post is excerpted from an article that I wrote for Crixeo. Scientists have successfully modified the DNA of a human embryo to erase a genetic and lethal heart condition. The experiment, published August 2 in the journal Nature, used a tool known as CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, and was the first to successfully “correct” a gene mutation in human embryos. Reactions to this news range from excitement to horror. Soon we could have the technology to help parents who carry genes for genetic disorders to conceive children free of those traits. But should we?
If you've been anywhere near the internet the last couple of days, you've probably heard that the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report declaring that processed meats, such as bacon, sausage, and hot dogs, cause cancer. Adding just a little bit of bacon to your otherwise healthy American diet can increase your risk of colorectal … Continue reading BREAKING: Bacon Is Not a Health Food