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Old Dec 25th 2012, 12:37 PM
shekib82 shekib82 is offline
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Default Re: Would you genetic engineer your child?

Originally Posted by Greendruid View Post
This will never happen. We haven't got the technology to outpace what evolution accomplishes all on its own. Disease pathogens can reproduce at a rate of about 1,000 generations per day. With that kind of speed, our best antibiotics have been outpaced in a matter of 70 years total since their introduction. For the first 45 of those years, penecillin was enough. For the next 15, amoxicillin and its derivatives. Now we are fighting an unwinable battle with drug families I'm not going to attempt to spell. All of them have produced resistent forms of many deadly diseases. Cancer might be another case altogether because it isn't perpetuated by a microorganism.
don't say never. there are scientists who say otherwise. some think it would be possible in a couple of centuries.
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