“When a soul has in it the life of the spirit, then does it bring forth good fruit and become a Divine tree.” —‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Science is complex. But once we have a better understanding of the latest science, we can use that knowledge to inform public policy more effectively.
With new discoveries in epigenetics — how our environment affects our DNA — how much control do we have over our own choices?
We are gaining more and more knowledge about the intricacies of genetic information. But if knowledge is power, how should we use this power? How much does it help us and how much might it harm us?
As genetic technology continues to advance, what happens when we try to create or eliminate certain characteristics for our children? What are the potential unintended consequences with fiddling with our DNA? Should humans be “playing God”? Lisa Ortuno, a Sinai and Synapses Fellow, explores those questions through a series of interviews, asking several experts, “Are we more than our genes?”
As part of the “More Light, Less Heat” series, Lisa M. Ortuno, Ph.D. and Dr. Carey Murphy share how their Baha’i faith has enhanced their love of science, and how science has strengthened their commitment to their faith.