Designer Genes

One scientist’s flawed argument for flawless humans.
Many are pointing to Obama’s pick of an Evangelical to head the National Institutes of Health as a sign of the president's willingness to reach out to those with differing viewpoints. But his pick holds conflicted views about the human embryo and will oversee a department that, under new rules, is outsourcing the destruction of human life.
Recent calls for the widespread use of cognitive enhancements are based on a narrow, mechanistic view of what it means to be human.