editing the human genome

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in Great Britain has given approval for the Francis Crick Institute in London to begin altering the DNA in embryos. The embryos will be acquired through in vitro fertilization procedures and are to be killed after 14 days of life. Such callous disregard for human life reveals the inhumanity of in vitro fertilization procedures and human genome editing.

Dr. R. Mary Lemmons

Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. She regularly teaches courses in ethics, philosophy of law, and philosophy of person. Dr. Lemmons specializes in the personalist natural law of Aquinas and John Paul II; and has published articles on those topics. Most recently, she published "Ultimate Normative Foundations: The Case for Aquinas's Personalist Natural Law" (Lanham, 2011). She is a co-founder and co-director of the Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture as well as the founder and director of the Society for Thomistic Personalism.