Breeding the Super Generation
This project is a visualization for how a gene editing lab can become in the near future. It aims to ignite a global conversation around the possibilities and ethical dilemmas of gene-modification not only in the surrounding life but also in our own species. Until recently, gene modification was very expensive, complicated and took a fairly long time to do. However, this was all changed by a precise gene editing tool named CRISPR. In November of 2018, a Chinese scientist carried the first germ-line on human embryos using CRISPR. This revolutionary event shook the world because such edits have the ability to get passed down across generations and potentially modify the entire gene pool of humanity. Today, we can dream big and breed the healthiest children, smartest students or strongest soldiers. But are we ready to tinker with our genes? What are the consequences of using such a technology in the society? Which is why; in order to avoid harm or social injustice, humans need to join their efforts in discussing this topic critically with an open mind.
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Kurdi, Lana, "Breeding the Super Generation" (2019). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 167.
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