A Chinese scientist was just sent to jail for having modified the DNA of a human embryo of twin girls, producing an immunity to HIV.
This case raises the ire of many Christians and other religious denominations who have referred to the scientist as Frankenstein.
This is again where science runs up against dark age religious thinking – where science must drag religion out of the age of mysticism.
There are medical ethical concerns to do with the possible unknown side effects of editing the targeted gene, and these are fair complaints; but the religious moral police should be disregarded.
There will come a time when designer children are the norm; and future generations look back on this era and marvel how religious thinking still dominated the 20th and 21st century, delaying genetic research that could have resulted in cures for birth deformities and many of our most debilitating and deadly diseases.
Of course, there is always thoughts and prayers.