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Most Americans oppose using powerful new technology to alter the genes of unborn babies, according to a new poll — even to prevent serious inherited diseases.

They expressed the strongest disapproval for editing genes to create “designer babies” with enhanced intelligence or looks.


But the poll, conducted by STAT and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found that people have mixed, and apparently not firm, views on emerging genetic techniques. US adults are almost evenly split on whether the federal government should fund research on editing genes before birth to keep children from developing diseases such as cystic fibrosis or Huntington’s disease.

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  • Most Americans are very wise in that case. Say no to eugenics say no to genocide!

    The fact that we even are discussing this after the genocidal horrors of the past is distrubing. History has taught us exactly what happens when “experts” are put in charge of what DNA mingles with what dna and what is done to the humans with undesirable dna.

    Mein Kampf mentions policies in California.

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