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Genetic Tools Will Save Us From the Next Killer Epidemic

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September 24, 2012
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Dr. Shannon Bennett of the California Academy of Sciences discusses the secrets of viruses and bacteria, their evolution and eventual epidemic.


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We Must Genetically Engineer Babies to Stop Disease

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FORA.tv (Feb. 13, 2013) — Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring's height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Genes interact in ways that we don't fully understand and there could be unintended consequences, new diseases that result from our tinkering. But even if the science could be perfected, is it morally wrong? Would it lead to eugenics and a stratified society where only the rich enjoy the benefits of genetic enhancement? Or would the real injustice be depriving our children of every scientifically possible opportunity?
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Reuters (Feb. 14, 2013) — An adult killer whale at SeaWorld in San Diego gave birth on Valentine's Day to her fourth calf, making this the sixth successful killer whale birth in the park's history.
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