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Experts Discourage Ban on Genetic Engineering

Experts Discourage Ban on Genetic Engineering

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'€œBanning is not a productive way forward,'€ said Nita Farahany, professor of law, philosophy and genome sciences and policy. '€œWhether or not [genetic modification] should be allowed is a different discussion.'€ Farahany, a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, argued against a motion banning the genetic modification of fetuses at the Intelligence Squared U.S. debates on prohibiting genetically engineered babies February. Despite her motion against the ban, Farahany said she does not unequivocally support the procedure.