However, there is a strong hope and belief that “future technologies are bound to reveal solutions to the problem”.
Human intelligence and behavior require optimal functioning of a large number of genes, which requires enormous evolutionary pressures to maintain. A recent article published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Genetics suggests that we are losing our intellectual and emotional capabilities because the intricate web of genes endowing us with our brain power is particularly susceptible to mutations and that these mutations are not being selected against in our modern society.
But not to worry, says the papers’ author, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, of Stanford University, that the loss is quite slow and judging by society’s rapid pace of discovery and advancement, future technologies are bound to reveal solutions to the problem.
“I think we will know each of the millions of human mutations that can compromise our intellectual function and how each of these mutations interact with each other and other processes as well as environmental influences,” says Dr. Crabtree.
“At that time, we may be able to magically correct any mutation that has occurred in all cells of any organism at any developmental stage…“
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