Sunday, December 11, 2011

Philosophy Wire: I could cure you! I could be God!

i3_Gene_TherapyPhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2011-12-11]: Gene therapy could lead to the cure of haemophilia B [source: BBC News]. The key word here is… “could” ! Because this is not the ordinary “could” of the researches who is near a discovery. It is the “could” of the stupid scientist who without even knowing what changing one gene could do to the complex human organism, is selling false hope for a cure that could need decades to come true based on a sample of 6 patients!

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