Supermen? What are the human genetic improvement scenarios
New DNA sequencing methodologies and clinical genome progress is allowing our genetic makeup to be read and the information garnered to be used in increasingly accurate ways. The new genome challenge is now writing and reading a synthetic genome which is free of defects and disease predisposition. In a truly near future it will be possible for human beings to be born with a practically perfect, computer designed genetic makeup – but what does perfection mean for a biological species? Will human evolution thus become controllable by mankind itself?