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New laboratory tests carried out by Japanese and American scientists show that it could one day be possible to genetically modify human sperm cells and put a stop to some genetic diseases.

The team inserted a foreign DNA into the sperm cells of a zebrafish, and were then able to mature them into working sperm cells. Previous attempts such as this one have resulted in the baby fish having a mixed DNA.

Scientists around the world, however, are of the belief that messing with the human "germline" is fraught with failure, as it is highly possible to introduce all new genetic diseases and problems that then persist down the bloodline.

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So do you think this will eventually escalate to being done with humans to prevent genetic dieases? And do you think this would be a good thing or out of our league.

I believe we are doing too much to our own species and we need to let natural selection come back into the human race. Nature is this way for a reason. Hopefully (I doubt it) but hopefully this will be banned at least in the US


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This is a scary thing to me. I belive we are setting our selves up to be wiped out by a flu or bug. People who would have died 20 years ago now are living and breeding. This is weakening the species. Messing in DNA as the article says could also cause new defects passed down the line.

Add to this in the 1960's various state governments(Virgina) was still zapping minorities with x-ray and injections to prevent breeding(this caused them to be sterile). That was only 40 years ago. I do not know if humans can be trusted with this kind of power.

At the risk of going of on a conspiracey theory... There are many who belive AIDS was a warfare desise that got out of control during testing. Think about it. It just came out of no where. Maybe the CIA, KGB, NI5, NSA, whoever was doing some test runs in africa away from prying eyes and somone left the village un noticed, or was thought to be clean. Or maybe it was released into the Gay ot Heroin population as a conservative clean-up messure. These are some theorys.

So yea DNA modification... Bad idea. How long befor someone wants to "Advance" the human race. Or before the millitary wants super soldiers. Or somone rich wants better laborers/slaves.

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If we keep messing with out genetics we are going to wipe ourselves out. Maybe thats natures way of natural selection on us. We can prevent any other kind of way of extincion. Except by ourselves. Maybe that was it all along. Our own demise was our selves and our brain power. We are either going to wipe ourselves out. OR if you ever seen the movie time machine. The land that the guy ends up at in the end....that may be where it is going people that are genetically enhanced for fighting, another for thinking. Its a scary thought but you know. If things keep progressing like this. Its going to happen.


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