What is the future outlook for genetic engineering?
In my opinion the future outlook for genetic engineering is mixed.
Genetic engineering has already revolutionized all areas of
biology, allowing biologists to ask and answer profound questions
that could not have been addressed even twenty years ago. I think
the future of genetic engineering in the marketplace is hopeful,
but less sure. This depends largely on how the public perceives the
products of genetic engineering. So far, pharmaceutical (medicinal)
products show a lot of promise in the marketplace. Agricultural
products are being met with more concern. I think the eventual
acceptance of these products by the public will depend on a
successful educational campaign by the scientists who do this
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