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Bizarre January 14, 2016 posted by

Could there be dragons in our future – and do we really want them around?

Graphuc by by Baltasar Vischi, flickr Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you should. That truism stands with the recent announcement that scientists just might consider using a targeted gene-editing system known as CRISPR-CAS9 (a new genome editing tool) to create real dragons in our lifetime. Seriously? An essay in The American Journal of Bioethics penned by co-authors Professors Hank T Greely, director of the Centre for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School, and R Alta…

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Could there be dragons in our future – and do we really want them around?