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Re: Mice given bat-like forelimbs through gene switch

Dora Smith writes:

I don't know if this is on topic here, but genetic manipulation is not a good idea.

Try telling that to someone with cystic fibrosis. :)

Besides - retroviruses have been engineering the genes of other species for millions of years (for good or for ill). Why shouldn't humans get in on the act as well? At least we have the courtesy of creating sealed laboratory conditions, and developing codes of ethics. Those maverick retroviruses just do as they please, and damn the consequences!


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