[LMB] No lefties

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Mon Oct 7 09:33:44 BST 2019


On Sun, Oct 06, 2019 at 05:24:01PM +0000, Joel Polowin wrote:
> alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca wrote:
> > Relative monocultures -- a likely effect of genetic design -- can be
> > easily brought down by new diseases or other threats.
> 
> The incredible variety of genes and their products in a mature ecosystem
> is of immense value.  Who can say in advance what little quirk might
> be important, in saving a species from extinction due to a new disease
> variant?  Or what biological compound might turn out to be crucial?
> 
> All true wealth is biological.  :-)

So how about using genetic engineering to *add* diversity, whether genes
from people other than the parents, or othehr species, or even new
designer genes?

-xx- Damien X-)


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