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Heritable Human Genome

In upcoming its interesting to know more about our genes and DNA. Do you know Genetic disease can impose a major burden on families? For many prospective parents viable options for having genetically-related unaffected children are already available: but for others, due to genetics or reduced fertility, current alternatives may never be successful. HHGH might, in future, provide a reproductive option for such couples. At the same time, it is important to recognize that the idea of making intentional modifications to the human germ line evokes to some the eugenics movements of the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, which promoted now-discredited theories that lead the prosecution of whole groups, based on race, religion, class and ability. Should any nation decide to permit HHGE, it is vitally important that bias and discrimination be avoided. In addition, there must be constraints that prevent the use of HHGE for cases that are not medically justified interventions and not based on a rigorous understanding of genetics. (Copyright 2020 by the National Academy of Science and the Royal Society. All right reserved.)

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