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Should the modifying of human genes be pursued?

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==="Human genetic engineering is the modification of an individual's genotype with the aim of choosing the phenotype of a newborn or changing the existing phenotype of a child or adult.[1] It holds the promise of curing genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis and increasing the immunity of people to viruses. It is speculated that genetic engineering could be used to change physical appearance, metabolism, and even improve mental faculties like memory and intelligence, although for now these uses are relegated to science fiction." [ [[1]]]

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What would be the effects of modifying human genes to rid of genetic/hereditary diseases?

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-Less people would suffer and die from genetic diseases.





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-It could narrow the human gene pool, possibly increasing the potency of a widespread disease.





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