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The first experiments on editing the human embryo genome by Chinese scientists were reported in April 2015. The reaction of the scientific community was mixed. In December 2015, experts opposed a ban on the genetic modification of human embryos by adopting a memorandum at an international summit in Washington. In 2016, the U.K. allowed research into editing the human genome.
What will this ethical conflict look like in the future? Are the technologies proposed for testing frightening or do they simply need legislative regulation? Will genome editing become another step in the arms race between major political players, and what awaits those countries that do not dare to create humans?