Tag: Gene-editing

Moral theologian: ‘Heroic witness’  needed to protect natural world

Moral theologian: ‘Heroic witness’ needed to protect natural world

| April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Published two years after Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’,” Thompson’s book integrates the pope’s teaching on faith, ecology and the environment with Thompson’s more than 10 years of research on the subject.

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Catholic ethics  and gene editing

Catholic ethics and gene editing

| April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

In November, a Chinese scientist announced that he had defied standard medical ethics and genetically altered the embryos of three babies — twin girls already born, and one still in gestation.

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Ethicist: Gene-editing human embryos ‘a train wreck of a thing to do’

Ethicist: Gene-editing human embryos ‘a train wreck of a thing to do’

| Mark Pattison | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The revelation in late November that a Chinese researcher had edited genes in human embryos and then implanted them in a woman was “a train wreck of a thing to do,” said an ethicist at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.

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Ethical questions surface as scientists advance gene-editing work

Ethical questions surface as scientists advance gene-editing work

| Dennis Sadowski | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic observers and others are raising ethical questions about the work of an international team of scientists who report that they were able to edit the DNA in human embryos to correct a health disorder.

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