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February 22, 2024

Is it essential for governments to regulate the use of biotechnology?




Total votes: 8

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  1. CheerfulMagpie
    114

    I believe that it is essential for the government to have some regulations for any relatively new technology. This is particularly important when it comes to the biotechnology field. The services and …Read MoreI believe that it is essential for the government to have some regulations for any relatively new technology. This is particularly important when it comes to the biotechnology field. The services and treatments that they end up creating could be used for important lifesaving measures in the medical field. This means that robust supervision is needed. Many companies also only think of the bottom line when it comes to profits. This can be detrimental in such an vital field. This means that there needs to be some form of regulation about the safety, price, and usage of new biotechnological breakthroughs. Read Less

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  2. CuriousPanda2
    97.5

    Regulation to some degree is essential for most marketable products. With biotechnology specifically, it is important that the government establish rules and regulations so that safety is prioritized …Read MoreRegulation to some degree is essential for most marketable products. With biotechnology specifically, it is important that the government establish rules and regulations so that safety is prioritized over profit and efficiency. Shortcuts are likely to be taken in the name of progress if certain controls are not put in place. While biotechnology has many benefits and advantages, it is necessary that protocols are not ignored that would undermine the reliability of such products. Read Less

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  3. CleverCrocodile2
    43

    Biotechnology, like any technology, should have regulations placed on it. It gives people new abilities that can either help or hurt people, meaning that the government must ensure that it is only …Read MoreBiotechnology, like any technology, should have regulations placed on it. It gives people new abilities that can either help or hurt people, meaning that the government must ensure that it is only used for good purposes. Read Less

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  4. SincereMonkey3
    34.5

    It is essential as governments need to regulate biotechnology to keep it safe and fair for everyone.

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  5. Ruba Al-baddawi
    90

    There are ethical aspects to this issue and we need to take them into consideration.

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  6. HappyDuck
    61

    Biotechnology has the potential to help a lot of people but also has the potential to harm. It is important that companies are prioritizing helping people over profit and gain for their companies.

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  7. SEM99
    18

    Biotechnology has multiple benefits but also downsides. It can improve human health, increase crop production, and mitigate climate change. However, if left unregulated, biotechnology has the …Read MoreBiotechnology has multiple benefits but also downsides. It can improve human health, increase crop production, and mitigate climate change. However, if left unregulated, biotechnology has the potential for misuse and unintended consequences. For example, bad actors could use biotechnology to create biological weapons. It could also lead to health and environmental disasters. Regulation is necessary to ensure biotechnology is used safely and for the right reasons. Read Less

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