Humans 2.0: Writing the future of human evolution


Abstract


Can humans control the future evolution of our species? Based on current knowledge in genetics, one can infer and extrapolate what may happen in the near future. After all, if we are to predict the future, we must first understand the foundations of our present. To answer the first question, I will briefly present what we know about our genome and whether we have enough data to infer who we are (known as the genotype–phenotype correlation), then I will present new technological advances and their potential impact on our evolution.


Keywords


genome sequencing; genetic editing; human genetic modification; genetic determinism; bioethics

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