Bill Gates warns that nobody is paying attention to this state-of-the-art scientific technology that could make inequality even worse - INSIDER
Thisisinsider.com - Mon 7 Jan 21:47 GMT

Bill Gates warns that nobody is paying attention to this state-of-the-art scientific technology that could make inequality even worse - INSIDER

Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, recently described gene editing as "the most important public debate we haven't been having widely enough."

  Bill Gates recently described a cutting-edge scientific technique called gene editing as "the most important public debate we haven't been having widely enough."

  Gene editing has been used in the US as a one-time treatment for disease, but a Chinese researcher recently said he helped create the first genetically edited babies.

  Many more people should be paying attention to gene editing and what it could do, Gates said.

  Gene editing has already taken place in humans in the US as a one-time treatment for disease.

  Related: Bill Gates thinks a coming disease could kill 30 million people within 6 months — and says we should prepare for it as we do for war Gates suggested those who are interested check out "The Gene," a nearly 600-page tome by the renowned cancer doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee that details the history of genetics.