Bill McKibben & Ron Bailey are getting into it over germline alterations over @ Reason. I am reading McKibben’s Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age & Greg Stock’s Redesigning Humans (the new paperback version that just came out and has some extra material). But I just finished Ridley’s new book & need to digest it, so a review/commentary will be forthcoming, but perhaps late, on the aforementioned works.
Also, GNXP readers might be interested to know that I’ll be in NYC between the 5th and 8th of June. The days of the 6th & 7th and the morning of the 8th are pretty free for me-so drop me a line @ razib-at-gnxp.com if you want to have coffee or something, I already plan on meeting a few people via blog. Oh, and I’ll also be in the LA area after the 8th for 3-4 days at least.