Wednesday House Call,  November 28, 2018: A man plays God and claims to have changed the course of the human genome because it seems from his statements that he thought it was his calling to do so.

Wednesday House Call,  November 28, 2018: A man plays God and claims to have changed the course of the human genome because it seems from his statements that he thought it was his calling to do so.

Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week.

Today:

We talk about a scientist who decided to alternate the genome of twin embryos without following ethical guidelines. This has ramifications not just for the twins, but for any progeny that follows thereafter. It is a permanent changed the human genome all because one man decided that he should do it without consulting anybody else.

Your calls:

  • Trigger finger
  • lichen planus
  • treatment of varicose veins
  • purplish blotches on the skin. These may not be bruises and need to be looked at and evaluated.
  • What happens if you stop dialysis?

 

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