3 February 2009 - eugenics 3

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Eugenics Made Sophisticated

Eugenics is, of course, famously cruel. But with genetic engineering coming into view, we can improve our genes without resort to old-fashioned selective breeding. As genetic diseases are defeated one by one, opposing attitudes will gradually change. So let’s take a poll: How many decades before embryo screening is required by law? Two, or three?

clue:

In some countries, embryo screening is illegal even to prevent genetic diseases that the parents are at high risk of.

give me a clue so sweet and true

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