It may become a trend 20 years after the disease is treated by editing genes

It may become a trend 20 years after the disease is treated by editing genes

Russian futurist Evgeny Kuznetsov told the satellite news agency that editing human genes to eliminate terminal illness and extend life expectancy will become a trend in 20 years.

Kuznetsov said: “By editing genes to transform humans, this is an extremely powerful tool, it can not only be used for the treatment of rare diseases and prolong life but also for infants to design, for example, the choice of eye color.”

The ethics and medicine of this issue are completely unclear, but in 20 years, this will become a trend. ”

Mr. Kuznetsov said the technology was not affordable to everyone.

Kuznetsov explained: “Maybe it’s expensive, and only certain types of citizens or groups can use it, maybe it can lead to some genetic consequences.”

Do not rule out that some people will pursue genetic modification, while others want to avoid it. ”

Kuznetsov also pointed out that the technology will not necessarily be owned only by developed countries such as the United States, because China, with a population of more than a billion people, is better at conducting genetic experiments.