God’s Genome, Our Selves

God’s Genome, Our Selves

How do we make sense of the incredible speed and accuracy with which organisms like ourselves build and rapidly re-build their DNA? How will our knowledge of this process and our efforts to replicate it through technologies like the CRISPR system change our sense of self and the society around us? What does “playing God” really mean and how far should we take this definition? And what will this mean for traditional notions of our origins, such as creation stories?

Sinai and Synapses Fellows Stefanie Leacock and Tom Wassink raise these questions as part of the Spring 2017 Sinai and Synapses Discussion Forum focusing on “God’s Creation And Our Creation.”

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(This post is part of the Sinai and Synapses Discussion Forum, a collection of perspectives on specific topics. It is part of our series “Are We More Than Our Genes?”)


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