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Can Gene Therapy Cure Stupid?

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Had something happen this past week which exemplifies why it can be a real minefield to discuss high tech science topics with reactionary people.

There was an article about a new technique for precisely targeting individual, damaged genes for gene-replacement therapy, which I thought was pretty exciting stuff, so I posted it. Well, the very first comment I got back about it, was, "Oh, here comes GATTACA." He also cited Khan from Star Trek, and a dystopian futuristic comic strip called "Endtown" as his reasons for being against genetic manipulation.


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