roseroserosie4
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of genetically modifying embryos?
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Can help remove faulty genes to prevent disease. Unethical leads to designer babies
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Advantages
Can remove faulty genes to prevent hereditary disease continuing for another generation, can be used to try to create specific physical characteristics like eye colour/hair colour or an enhanced survival feature/increased likelihood of resistance to particular illnesses and strains of diseases.

Disadvantages
Ethical concerns in relation to a baby that can't give consent, risk of unforeseen side effects that could result in significant health problems/financial expense/suffering to the baby and a negative perception in relation to creating 'designer babies'/ 'playing God' by intentionally planning one or more unnecessary gambles with the life of another human being.
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