But are we READY for it?
And what are the consequences of it?
I personally feel that the understanding and manipulation (editing) of the genetic code is one of the most positive areas of scientific advancement in history. As with everything . . . there is always the potential for abuse. But it's hard to see this outweigh the advantages. It could be the one area of scientific advancement that has the most beneficial implications for the human race . . . ever.
Who knows . . . it might even identify and eradicate the genetic cause of the rise of dangerous religious cults.