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June 4, 2024

Is it ethical to modify human embryos genetically to prevent diseases?




Total votes: 6

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  1. LuckyHusky1
    22.5

    While I think actions like this can be risky and taken advantage of, the idea of modifying them for disease prevention seems to be a great idea. Today, too many people are dying from diseases that, if …Read MoreWhile I think actions like this can be risky and taken advantage of, the idea of modifying them for disease prevention seems to be a great idea. Today, too many people are dying from diseases that, if we can prevent, we should. However, I think strict regulations and supervision need to be implemented on practices such as these, as modifying embryos for anything other than life-saving reasons seems immoral. Read Less

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  2. SincereCow2
    26

    The ethics of modifying human embryos to prevent disease has ethical implications that will vary from person to person. In general, I think that something like this would have to be regulated because …Read MoreThe ethics of modifying human embryos to prevent disease has ethical implications that will vary from person to person. In general, I think that something like this would have to be regulated because it might be easy to get carried away with modifications and that could lead to other issues. Overall, I would have to say maybe in response to this question because a lot goes into it. Read Less

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  3. CleverTiger3
    36

    Although this is a scary thought, diseases can be complex, life-threatening, and exhausting. If there is a way to prevent some of these, then it isn’t a bad idea to do so. This isn’t to say that there …Read MoreAlthough this is a scary thought, diseases can be complex, life-threatening, and exhausting. If there is a way to prevent some of these, then it isn’t a bad idea to do so. This isn’t to say that there shouldn’t be regulations or that it shouldn’t be monitored because we need to ensure that it is being done safely and ethically. Read Less

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