by Lombard Odier

Will gene editing increase inequality?

A Chinese scientist claims to have created the world’s first genome-edited babies, but won't this cause more inequality in society? Until now trials in gene editing have targeted genetic disorders, but science commentator Anjana Ahuja believes the emphasis will now move to genetic enhancement. She says the rich will benefit most and we’ve barely begun to consider the consequences.

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