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Current Event May 5, 2017

Debate: Should We Make Changes to Human DNA?


Scientists say that in the future they will be able to make modifications to human DNA that can be passed down to subsequent generations. These same scientists say that such genetic modifications should only occur in cases of serious disease or disability and must be tightly regulated. However, there is fear around the idea of scientists altering the course of evolution and creating “genetically superior” humans. Listen to learn more about developments in genetic modification and debate: Should we make changes to human DNA?

Life Science Genetics Biotechnology

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AIR DATE: 02/14/2017


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