Letters: Feb. 1, 1999

THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE

"Genetic codes aren't something we should mess around with. We were given our unique characteristics for a reason." SARAH LOZO Dallas, Pa.

After reading your articles on biotechnology [THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE, Jan. 11], I realized that for better or for worse, genetic engineering is now a permanent fixture in our daily life. Its potential to benefit society is great. However, many have decided that genetic engineering is unethical and immoral. We should remember that any knowledge can be used for evil and unethical purposes. It's not the field of genetic engineering that's unethical or ethical but...

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