What Does it Take to Be Human? On the Genetic Modifications of Embryos

Posted August 7, 2018 5:49 am by Bob Kurland

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
INTRODUCTION

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

The Church

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