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Old Dec 26th 2012, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: Would you genetic engineer your child?

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Originally Posted by shekib82 View Post
don't say never. there are scientists who say otherwise. some think it would be possible in a couple of centuries.
Do you know what they said in the 1970s? That diseases such as smallpox, polio, TB, and cholera would be a thing of the past. When smallpox was eradicated, HIV took its place in the same locations where smallpox was last seen. Polio, TB, and cholera all have drug-resistant forms, some of them multi-drud-resistant. We cannot develop drugs or therapies faster than their rates of 1,000 generations per day. It is simply biology but we have deluded ourselves into thinking we can do better.
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