By Whyskyjack, a Trail Mix Contributor
And 19 other questions about the future of human kind. Ask as only the folks from Scientific American can ask them.
Is the election driving you nuts? Do you have most of your Facebook family on ignore. Are you thinking about getting a court order to keep your brother-in-law from setting foot in your house? Take a break, Pour a relaxing beverage and contemplate the big picture.
Nothing is going to change in the next three weeks anyway.
BTW the expert answer to the question is…
“No, but having sex to conceive babies is likely to become at least much less common. In 20 to 40 years we’ll be able to derive eggs and sperm from stem cells, probably the parents’ skin cells. This will allow easy preimplantation genetic diagnosis on a large number of embryos—or easy genome modification for those who want edited embryos instead of just selected ones.”
—Henry Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford University
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