The Science Behind ‘Genetically Modified Humans’

The media have been talking about “genetically modified humans” and “designer babies.” But what they’re really talking about is germ-line engineering: a process that could help eliminate heritable diseases. So why do some scientists want to pause the research?

Hosted by: Hank Green
Messages from our Subbable subscribers:

“Don’t Forget to be Awesome!!” – Travis

“Proud supporter of SciShow! Yay science!” – Jeff Tucker

“Good frames won’t save bad paintings.” – Will Snider

“SciShow: Life, the Universe, and Everything.” – B. Johnston

“Happy Birthday Joshua Hargrove!” – Margaret & Chris

“Handmade one of a kind bags:” – Sour Bags & Totes

“Hey Dooblydoo, how is life? Good to hear! Bye DFTBA!” – Jessica Howard

“I’m going to miss Subbable, it was a great idea” – Les Aker

“Love’s a chemical reaction, and chemical reactions are gender neutral.” – Shaun Kirby

“For Danish Nerdfighters – Vi ses i København!” – Lasse Andersen
Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records:

Or help support us by becoming our patron on Patreon:
Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?