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What do Americans think of the human embryonic genes edition? – Quartz

With the development of Genea's edition and new Chinese experimentation with children, the question of genetically modified humans has left scientific space and philosophical speculation to enter into the near future.

Is genetic breast-feeding be acceptable or necessary outside of drinking, for example? Is the amount of Eugenics? It seems that there is less talk than expected, in America, at least: AP-NORC (Associated Press and the University of Chicago research initiative), based on the latest generation of gene technology, was said to be a strong majority in preventing diseases.

In the US, 1,067 of the surveys reached that 12% of the respondents thought that genetic modifications would be unacceptable to improve physical intervention or physical prowess. That has dropped to 10% to change the physical attribute such as eye color.

But 65% agreed to avoid unexpected conditions to prevent human intervention, such as blindness. Excessive percentage (67%) would fit the genes edition to prevent the prevention of illnesses, and 71% were healing and inheritable diseases (cystic fibrosis, such as Huntington's disease).

As a comparison, the highest percentage of Americans believe that abortion is illegal, in most cases. People who refuse abortion that motivates baby health, especially in hereditary genetic conditions, is also deadly. Many protest anti-abortion activists, such as practices in Danish countries, where the possibility of the law allow for electoral abortion, for example, something that supposedly eliminated some of the near-outs of the fetal illness of Down Syndrome. The survey finds, however, that most Americans are genetically hereditary conditions that are something worthy of editing a genome.

When it is more interesting that the percentage of people who expect to have less than 20% doctors is less than 70% and only about 70% change other features, such as their physical abilities or characteristics. This means that three or ten Americans have good side effects, or somewhat fine, to edit genes of unknown causes, although surveys are also found, 52% of Americans would use genetic editing for ethical reasons.

However, Americans do not particularly trust the federal government with the idea of ​​tax money, to finance the genetic edition research: 48% contradicts the idea and only approves 25%.

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