The Evolution of Evolution: Are We the Masters of Our Fate?
After hundreds of years of scientific progress, many of the pressures that control evolution — predators and disease — are decreasing. At the same time, technology capable of engineering the genome is in our hands. Are we undergoing a new form of evolution in which artificial changes are faster and more radical than those produced by the natural world? Should we control our own genetic material? Where will these changes lead us? Renowned geneticists, paleoanthropologists, and biologists consider our genetic future as evolution evolves.