Scientists have been able to remove defective pieces of DNA from embryos responsible for causing fatal genetic heart disease for the first time. The initiative aims to prevent future inherited diseases from passing from generation to generation in the future.
The study, however, while contributing to the scientific community and reassuring thousands of families, raises many ethical debates over the adulteration of DNA.
Thanks to a new technology called Crisp, the DNA lives a phase of intense study and understanding. The invention provides the most diverse applications including the possibility of removing genetic failures that are capable of causing diseases such as breast cancer and cystic fibrosis.
Many advances have been made in science since the invention of Crisp, which does not mean that its use will be routine, since the great doubt is how to apply it more safely and accurately, which will require further study.