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Human genetic engineering: Is there any reason why we shouldn't aim to improve ourselves genetically?

what are your views on this?

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    May 27 2012: I personally don't think there is anything wrong with it. It's just like all fields of science and engineering--if it's taken too far, it becomes a bit of a problem. Mainly, I think the issue is really fear. When you really think about it, most people fear loss of control and a calamity brought forth by "conspiracy theories" when it comes to GE. Much good can come of GE if the right people are chosen to research. . . the question is, how do you pick the "right person" for the job? Morality really slams this question and that's a whole other debate--we'd be getting into religion, education, politics, you name it!

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