If there is something that scientists should be excited and fighting for it is gene editing. The USA will potentially regulate it to death. We have a choice to influence its regulation with the FDA. The FDA public comment period on the use of gene editing has been up for a month. There are a total of 162 comments now. The vast majority look like this:
Help me understand the disconnect. How is it that we can get 1000 people to march with a sign for an afternoon, but we can't get 10 to write a thoughtful, evidence-based note about enabling technology?
Pseudoscience is running rampant in the space. Why doesn't anyone want to stand up for science?
What am I missing here?