Bill Gates warns that nobody is paying attention to gene editing, a new technology that could make inequality even worse
Gene editing is one of the most promising new approaches to treating human disease today. It also raises "enormous" ethical questions, Bill Gates recently warned, and "could make inequality worse, especially if it is available only for wealthy people." "I am surprised that these issues haven't generated more attention from the general public," he said in a December blog post. "This might be the most important public debate we haven't been having widely enough."