Crispr Makes It Clear: The US Needs A Biology Strategy, And Fast

Crispr Makes It Clear: The US Needs A Biology Strategy, And Fast

How comfortable do you feel knowing that there is no group coordinating a national biology strategy in the US, and that a single for-profit company holds a critical mass of intellectual property rights to the future of genomic editing? While I admire Zheng’s undeniable smarts and creativity, for-profit companies don’t have a mandate to balance the tension between commercial interests and what’s good for humanity; there is no mechanism to ensure that they’ll put our longer-term best interests first.

http://skywatchtv.com/2017/05/18/crispr-makes-clear-us-needs-biology-strategy-fast/

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