What Does it Take to Be Human? On the Genetic Modifications of Embryos
I did not know yet how far they were from the human heritage I ascribed to them.
—H.G. Welles, The Island of Dr. Moreau
Some time ago I read in my favorite source of science news, the Drudge Report, this headline from the Sunday Express:
“Human-pig HYBRID? Scientists hoping to create part man, part pig organs”
What a host of ethical questions this raises! How many animal parts can a person have and still be human? How many human parts can an animal have and not be human? I’ll address these questions, but I won’t attempt to answer them completely
THE CHURCH ON GENETIC MODIFICATION