We are living in society, where the production of a programmed and personalised baby is not unthinkable. Scientific advancements have enabled scientists and researchers to make the so-called impossible things ‘promising’ and the recent research is the valid example of such improvements. A team of scientists from the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine has come up with a new way that will allow them to edit the DNA of a human being, which earlier was believed to be insurmountable. Titled as ‘CRISPR-Cas9’, the method is expected to pave new paths for biological progressions in the near future.
With a noble intention to combat the incurable genetic diseases, the researchers have suggested the new path-breaking process of altering the genetic system of human beings. Thus far, the method of altering the so-called ‘germline’ and personalization of the human’s future by rectifying and editing the DNA is marked as a prohibited act in the United States. Due to its potentially devastating consequences and unethical aftermaths, as expressed by the global bioethicists and scientists, the government of the US has prohibited the act of editing human DNA in the country.
But breaking the ice of the limits, the international scientists’ group attempted the method, for developing new therapies and medication to cure heritable disorders and synonyms. Using the new revolutionary method of DNA-editing, called CRISPR-Cas9, soon scientists will be able to transform the human chromosome.
The study, containing the complete details of the morally-verified method was produced by 22 members of scientists and bioethicists’ panel – all from the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine. As per the reports, the CRISPR-Cas9 method will allow researchers to conduct more precise and ethical experiments on human DNA as well as will enable them to cure the untreatable genetic disorders and syndromes efficiently.
Moreover, endorsing the investigation and report, two influential scientific bodies of the US have suggested that, “Gene editing” ought to be allowable shortly for preventing or curing the genetic diseases, getting ahead of each generation.