If you could edit your DNA, would you? Or should you?
This is no theoretical question. Technology has progressed to the point that scientists can indeed edit the human genome. How should Christians think about this development?
Dr. Jeff Hardin recently visited Southeastern Seminary to discuss this question and more in his lecture, “Brave New People? Editing the Human Genome in Christian Perspective.”
Hardin is chair of the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to numerous scientific research articles relating to embryonic development, Hardin is senior author of World of the Cell. He received a Master of Divinity degree at the International School of Theology in Southern California, where he met his wife, Susie, who worked in campus ministry with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). He is on the national advisory board for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship’s Faculty Ministry and serves as faculty advisor for the Navigators and InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship on the UW-Madison campus.
Watch Hardin’s lecture above.