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Breeding Humans

by The Urban Blabbermouth
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We have now arrived at the point where science and medicine think that they can genetically engineer humans.  It seemed far-fetched to me until I read about genetically engineered foods.  We now have genetically engineered seeds, like soybeans, that are disease-resistant, grow fast, and produce more food per plant.  The article suggested that same techniques may be applied to humans.  

Chinese scientists have experimented on human embryos but so far have not attempted to go all the way to live birth.

I have doubts about our wisdom to genetically engineer humans.  But I have come to realize that we as been doing this genetic engineering on people for centuries. The place where this was happening was the ruling class of Europe.  For centuries, the kings, queens, princes, princesses, dukes, and so on would marry each other.  Most, if not all, of European nobility are related as family.  We call this Inbreeding.  Their motivation was not genetic engineering but a m…