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The Prospect for Designed Genetic Change

Sinsheimer, Robert L. (1969) The Prospect for Designed Genetic Change. American Scientist, 57 (1). pp. 134-142. ISSN 0003-0996. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20151125-084641786

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Abstract

There has been much talk about the possibility of human genetic modification--of designed genetic change, specifically of mankind. I think there should be much discussion of this topic. I think this possibility--which we now glimpse for the first time-is potentially one of the most important concepts to arise in the history of mankind. I can think of none with greater long-range implications for the future of our species. Indeed, this concept marks a turning point in the whole evolution of life. For the first time in all time a living creature understands its origin and can undertake to design its future.


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