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IOC outlowas GM humans

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0317/baard.php

This really hurts, I’ve been training hard…

I understand a lot of this GM organismal stuff. I do hope that people realize that embryonic stem cell research is NOT used to create GM humans, but rather to understand disease and learn to treat it. There are many ethical issues involved in it, and I agree with some of them, but the UPSIDE is so far up there, that I am all for it.

I never got to really know my grandfather because he was in hospice when I was young and died of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) when I was in 2nd grade. ALS has a late in life onset, so someone never knows if they have it or not. If we can test for it earlier and prevent it, why shouldn’t we?

Also, we are soooo far from being able to create a GM human, it’s ridiculous