View Full Version : Cosmetic Gene Therapy

02-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Has anybody ever found much research on "cosmetic gene therapy"? From what I have heard from my biotech friends, it sounds like it's already possible to do, but for some reason there is an ethical roadblock to doing this.

From what they've told me, they don't want to open that Pandora's Box, and allow people to change the color of their skin. But why not the thickness of your hair?

02-03-2013, 12:47 PM
I've never heard of it, as I'm sure others haven't either. Can you provide a link?

02-05-2013, 05:18 PM
It would be horribly dangerous and stupid. Gene therapy for actual, life threatening disease is still fairly new and risky. Only an idiot would consider it for something cosmetic.