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Should We Outlaw Genetic Engineering?

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Posted by Duane Eddy on December 17, 2004 00:25:33 UTC

Suppose the science of genetic engineering eventually progresses to the point that it is able to make a disease that only kills... people with blue eyes.

I of course choose this trait so as to offend only those with blue eyes but you could replace blue eyes with any genetic trait.

There are those that would choose to kill a specific race due prejudice.

Of course not long after the disease was created it would mutate and adapt to the race that created it, killing them also.

Or both groups of people could have the Appropriate disease ready to release in case the other side released it first.

In this case a third party may wish to dispose of both groups and cause an accidental release.

Each race would have hundreds of diseases ready just in case anyone of a number of opponents threatened them.

Is it good that genetic research is allowed?
Or maby we should make it go as slow as possible.

Duane

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