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Genetic Manipulation Taken Too Far?

Filed under: — Posted by the Fantasist during the Hour of the Dragon which is in the early morning.
The moon is a Full Moon

I think so, in this case…

According to this article on Wired News, scientists have made “she-males” from embyronic cells to “better study” genes. Of course, this raised quite an outcry from a number of groups, most of whom I disagree with on this stuff. But, not this time. Of course, my father tried to tell me about this when I was a kid, but would I listen?
Sooner or later, scientists are going to push the envelope of ethical behavior in the name of research. I get especially worried about this when they’re pushing ethical boundries in biology. Haven’t they read Aldous Huxley? Haven’t they at least seen the movie “Gattica”? For pity’s sake, the science-fiction world has been trying to warn us about the dangers of this for decades, when will we listen?

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