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    Re: What is your opinion on editing human DNA?

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    Re: What is your opinion on editing human DNA?

    This is a can of worms humanity isn't ready for yet.

    We're just too immature as a species- how long before someone comes up with an idea to "Standardize the human population" in the interests of peace ect? If human diversity ends or is reduced by this than bye bye human race.

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    Re: What is your opinion on editing human DNA?

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    This is a can of worms humanity isn't ready for yet.
    Ready or not, here we go!

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    (For those of you who want to try gene editing at home, it is open-source. Here is your gene editing guide.)
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    I want super humans and mutants. Everywhere.

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    Re: What is your opinion on editing human DNA?

    One of the comments in the source read:
    GMO humans. I wonder if there will be an opposition movement.
    The human vs X-Men struggle is the very first thing that came to mind!

    Editing genes.. I think I'd like to just keep doing it through natural selection. Saying that humans have been tampering with genetics since we could plant seeds isn't quite the same as tampering with DNA in a lab, especially when it comes to sentient beings. We have a fair amount of control over the destiny of plants and sentient animals even, but the destiny of a human life (eg reproduction) is a thing we lack control over. I think we're in over our heads.


    This kind of science is such a good example of light and shadow and the paradox. For the great good is can do, an equal amount of evil could be unleashed.

    Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm, wrote a short story on the subject of editing human DNA and made some brilliant commentary on being frightfully perfect, the intrinsic value of life and the beautiful achievements that can be accomplished when making allowances for mistakes and risk-taking. The story is called 'Drum Machine' and it can be found in her anthology 'The Inheritance.' I want to post a couple of spoilers that illustrate the point. So Kalynrae, the spoilers aren't for your eyes!

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    Re: What is your opinion on editing human DNA?

    IMHO - no matter how it goes, there will be elements of humanity who chose not to do it, just as there are Amish, who chose not to engage in current technology.

    There will be differentiation, and who will be "right," and who will be "wrong" will be sorted out by future history. "History," as Neitzsche wrote, "will judge."
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    They messed around with Wolvie's body. Taking advantage of his mutation to pretty much withstand an Ebola chocolate shake with a side of zombie virus. They made a weapon out of him. You know the military will swoop on down for this.
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    Re: What is your opinion on editing human DNA?

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    Brilliant film!
    Thanks, watched it last night. It was good, but got lost, I thought his better brother drown somehow... And he didn't know his dad was taking urine samples ??? Still I liked it.

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