Some thoughts on the notion of modifying human genomes and the image and likeness of God.

At first glance it is the stuff of a high tech science fiction movie. But gene editing, using a technology called CRISPR (pronounced crisper) is makeing the possibility of creating designer babies more and more a reality. On the one hand, creating human beings that are more resistant to disease, who are smarter and so seem better able to solve big problems in the world seems enticing. But what of the downsides? In this podcast, we will explore the idea of gene editing as it pertains to creating the “ideal” human by looking at the technology, and exploring the ethical questions this may raise.

TED Talk: The Ethical Dilemma of Designer Babies

Intro music from : “Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY (

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