[LMB] We've been discussing gene engineering on people...

Ruchira Mathur wetair at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 21:46:45 BST 2019


How is it wrong?

On Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 4:37 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 4:21 PM Ruchira Mathur <wetair at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > And I know that if my parents could have changed my genes to make me
> > healthier, they would. It wouldn't make me different person, just a
> > healthier one.
>
>
> Even ignoring pleiotropy, that last sentence is just ridiculous.  It's
> trivially and obviously wrong.
>
> We can't talk about the deep stuff if we can't even handle the simple
> stuff.
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