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Should human chromosomes be used in such genetic research as cloning and DNA recombinance?



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Researching chromosomes and cloning are just that-research. The application of the research is what frightens some people. There are very good things that can be accomplished by the application of that research such as finding cures for diseases and making people healthier. But there is always a downside-people are afraid of the evil things that could be done. The world will ALWAYS have evil people and researchers who try to do something just because they can. But should we NOT do anything just because of those people? Airplanes sometimes crash. Should we have not invented air travel because someone might die?

Van Hoeck



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