Quote(s) Of The Week - 1/24/19

“The ethical questions are enormous. Gene editing is generating a ton of optimism for treating and curing diseases, including some that our foundation works on (though we fund work on altering crops and insects, not humans). But the technology could make inequity worse, especially if it is available only for wealthy people. I am surprised that these issues haven’t generated more attention from the general public. Today, artificial intelligence is the subject of vigorous debate. Gene editing deserves at least as much of the spotlight as AI.”

Bill Gates, in his December Year-in-Review 2018 blog post on a variety of technology issues he follows on a regular basis.

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