Don't Be Afraid Of Genetic Research

The widespread hand-wringing over what must be one of the greatest scientific feats ever--the cloning of an animal--is sad testimony to the growing politicization of genetic research. Instead of celebration, there is a chorus of Cassandras and a wave of worry. President Clinton talks of the "troubling" implications of cloning, and an army of bioethicists worldwide immediately warns of society's being unprepared for the Frankensteinian implications of replicating life.

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