After a secret meeting, scientists announce they are making synthetic human genomes

An international group of scientists has just announced their plan to create a synthetic human genome within 10 years – which means they’re going to try to write a brand new DNA code for human life from scratch.

The ambitious undertaking, called Human Genome Project-write, could be the key to understanding human disease better than ever before, and it could also greatly reduce the cost of genetic sequencing. It’s an incredibly exciting project for science, but what’s worrying some is the fact that the project has been launched without the public having been properly consulted on any ethical concerns.

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