Innovation : Mays is going for realism, in the form of a highly elastic polymer called superelastomers. That should allow for soft, super thin, and cheap-to-produce condoms. "The goal is to make a condom that has the same texture as human skin — you won't even know it's there," Mays tells The New Republic . He's been researching this kind of soft, durable plastic for 25 years, and the Gates thing sparked an epiphany. "I'm not a condom guy," he tells The New Republic , "I'm a polymer chemist, and our material was tailor-made for this purpose."
There are risks associated with genetic modifications to any organism. When focusing on the ethics behind this treatment, medical professionals and clinical ethicists take many factors into consideration. They look at whether or not the goal and outcome of the treatment are supposed to impact an individual and their family lineage or a group of people.  The main ethical issue with pure germline modification is that these types of treatments will produce a change that can be passed down to future generations and therefore any error, known or unknown, will also be passed down and will affect the offspring.  New diseases may be introduced accidentally.