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The Genetic Engineering Generation

Over a year ago, I read an article about the genetic engineering of human embryos and I immediately knew that the world was in trouble...

It’s not that I’m afraid of scientific progress or the eventual certainty that our species will customize offspring like video game characters. I accept that people will one day be born who are immune to cancer, asthma, and blindness. When that day comes, when the benefits of genetic engineering have been studied, tested, and perfected, the results will be extraordinary: a world where - physically speaking at least - no one will ever be born unlucky.

Creating a world free from the misfortunes of birth defects and genetic diseases will truly…

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