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Re: Mice given bat-like forelimbs through gene switch
While genetic engineering demands careful ethical considerations, I
can't see any reason that it should be considered _fundamentally_
wrong. The point has already been made that we've been doing it for
centuries in any case. We just have a more powerful method now. Surely
that demands more ethical care, but saying it just wrong "just because
it is" isn't reasonable, and ignores it's potential benefits.
Dora Smith wrote:
Genetic manipulation, as in cloning, or producing new organisms by
combining the DNA of one organism with that of another, is morally wrong
and ecologically extremely unwise. Anyone who doesn't know that
probably isn't going to be convinced by me.
One poster has his issues mixed up. The use of stem cells in medicine
has nothing to do with genetic manipulation.