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Harvard Geneticist Consults Churches

God and the genome: A geneticist seeks allies among the faithful: Is the human genome sacred? Does editing it violate the idea that we’re made in God’s image or, perhaps worse, allow us to “play God”?  Harvard Geneticist Ting Wu’s Wu is making the case that one of the most visceral scientific debates of our time need not be relegated to academic journals and special summits. Her outreach to faith groups comes as advances in genetics are forcing scientists to grapple with the power of their newly discovered technology.

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