Quartz quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security Jamie Metzl on the UK Parliament approving a controversial law to allow the creation of babies from the genes of three people:

By cracking open the door to legally sanctioned genetic engineering, the decision’s significance also goes beyond the narrow benefits of the procedure, says Jamie Metzl, a senior fellow for technology and security at the Atlantic Council.

“The vote is a very, very big deal,” says Metzl, who has testified before the US Congress on genetic engineering run amok, an issue he explored in his 2014 novel Genesis Code. “It’s the first time ever that a state [has] authorized human genetic engineering with a vote from parliament.”

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