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For every one scientist who dabbles in genetics

ATeasd5941 ateasd5941 at aol.com
Tue Feb 16 14:28:19 EST 1999


>>>>>>>. Its
 real end has the potential to take the life, health, or grossly alter the
forms
 of a multitude.<<<<<<<


"One of the biggest advantages to making such genetic changes is that insects
breed so quickly" (Sunday Times January 3rd 1999).

Changes in genetic make up can not take effect in the lifetime of a human. It
has to be done in the next generations, hence the quotes given like the one
above. It is not ethical to genetically modify humans
in such a way. Even if it was allowed, our own life span makes it an almost
impossible experiment of no value to anyone. 

 Genetic "medicines" WILL NOT produce cures, only therapies.  Anyone who
promises different is not telling you the truth. This 
isn't medicine grown out of compassion, it's coming from the need to line
individual's pockets. 

Medicine has so far to go in surgical advances, technology, diagnostic
procedures, effective pain relief, psychology, basic
caring skills, primary health care, improving social health and many other
therapies. What on earth are we doing racing down this route with so little
understanding? 


If you want to pass on good and healthy genes, look after children today. Give
them good leisure activities and welcoming communities where they have a value.
Let them be happy, have a belief and develop strong immune systems. Let them
learn to respect all  people for ' all ' their differences
 ( even the genetic ones)

Carol T




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