Three-Parent Embryos, cont.

FDA Committee Cautiously Endorses MRT: An elite panel of scientists and bioethicists offered guarded approval of a form of genetic engineering that could prevent congenital diseases but would result in babies with genetic material from three parents. The committee concluded that it is ethically permissible to “go forward, but with caution” with mitochondrial replacement techniques (MRT). […]

Architecture and the Sacredness of the Physical World

Fine Arts, Natural Sciences

Making the Garden: There is a necessary connection between God and architecture, and that this connection is, in part, empirically verifiable. Further, the sacredness of the physical world—and the potential of the physical world for sacredness—provides a powerful and surprising path towards understanding the existence of God.  (An essay by Christopher Alexander, emeritus professor of architecture at UC, […]

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