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Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering in Humans

The human body is not perfect. Some are created with inherent faults and others break down before their time Continue reading

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Human Genetic Engineering: Wrong | [site:name] | National …

(Ralwel/Dreamstime)Conservatives and progressives both have reasons for opposing it. The genetic engineering of human beings has been a dream and a nightmare since scientists first speculated about it a century ago. Continue reading

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Societal Consequences of Human Genetic Engineering …

Section 15 of NOVAs program, Cracking the Code of Life, utilizes popular film and television scenarios to relate to its audience the potential possibilities of future genetic modification of humans. In a scene from GATTACA, the doctor explains the process of choosing simply the best of the two parents DNA to create their child in a petri dish. According to Francis Collins, former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and current director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that technology is right in front of us or almost in front of us. Continue reading

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Genetic engineering in science fiction – Wikipedia

In literature and especially in science fiction, genetic engineering has been used as a theme or a plot device in many stories.[1][2] In his 1924 essay Daedalus, or Science and the Future, J. B. S. Continue reading

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Benefits of Human Genetic Engineering – Popular Issues

QUESTION: What are the benefits of human genetic engineering? ANSWER: The benefits of human genetic engineering can be found in the headlines nearly every day. Continue reading

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Ethical Implications of Human Genetic Engineering | SAGE

DNA editing techniques have been available for decades and are crucial tools for understanding gene functions and molecular pathways. Recently, genome editing has stepped back into the limelight because of newer technologies that can quickly and efficiently modify genomes by introducing or genetically correcting mutations in human cells and animal models Continue reading

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