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Huamn Enhancement ("Designer" Babies)

ColdDERR
WinnerWinner

Human enhancement is an attempt to temporarily or permanently overcome the current limitations of the human body. This is bad because it limits the amount of genetic diversity by improving athletes ability without out any hard work and will start off a steroid's arms race (Science Daily). Also the gene pools diversity would slowly diminished because everyone wants to be like someone else and would make everyone almost the same genetically (Bright Hub). Diseases could wipe out thousands if not mi...

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Medical Coverage (insurance) for genetic disorders/Genetic counseling

Mariii
SnoopyKiwi

People are treated differently by their employer or insurer because they have a gene mutation that causes or increases risk of an inherited disorder. This is called Genetic Discrimination. There are all ready several laws that protect people from this discrimination. The Genetic Information Non discrimination Act is designed to protect people from this form of discrimination. It makes it illegal for health insurance providers to make decisions about a person's insurance eligibility for coverage....

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Natural Selection is an Oxymoron

joepalcsak
Sagey

first round is acceptance only. Good luck!...

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Nuclear energy is clean and safe

TomGomez
Jevinigh

The media show it as pollutive and highly dangerous, but I think that it's just misunderstood information. Nuclear energy is safe, clean and efficient....

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Medical Coverage for Genetic Disorders

adamari
Aircraftfreak1

Insurance companies should not have to cover the medical costs for people with genetic disorders...

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Gene Therapy (Use)

david211
Alcaeus

Being a relatively new area in medical research, the current knowledge of gene therapy is not enough to consider it safe and effective. There have been many nightmare cases in which gene therapy created new symptoms and ultimately resulted in the death of people. Some cancers and disorders are just not able to be cured through this. Although short term, drug therapy is a tried and tested method and therefore is deemed safer. The way gene therapy works is that a virus with the correct and non-def...

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Food Irradiation

merpmerpy
BrothaDarkness

Food Irradiation is vital in the twentieth century's produce distribution, growth, and purification. Irradiating food enhances the safety and can prevent illness/epidemics from occurring. Due to the FDA's maximum dosage of 4kGy, it reduces and in some cases eliminates major food borne pathogens; E-coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, etc. Not only does it terminate bacteria outside of the produce, irradiation can kill bacteria inside as well....

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People are the cause of most animal's extinctions

yomama12
Wylted

Humans are the cause of most animal's extinctions! We need to stop or else we might wipe out entire ecosystems!...

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Vaccinations (mandatory/disbursement)

JCurtis
Kymmilou

Vaccinations are needed to prevent out breaks of diseases. Out breaks can still occur even with nearly forgotten diseases if children are not vaccinated. 2002 had the lowest school wide vaccination rate in CO and had the highest rate of whooping cough in the US (vaccines.procon.org) Between 2011 and 2013, Wisconsin had over 7000 cases of whooping cough, while in California there were over 40,000 cases of whooping cough even though it is a vaccine preventable disease. (theverge.com) In...

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Medical Coverage Insurance for Genetic Disorders

theman27
kayleethegreatest

Medical Insurance consistently becomes a major problem for people who are not able to afford it, and finding help with people who have genetic disorders also doesn't make the situation any better. Many people are debating on the fact that by adding genetic disorders as a category or a requirement for health insurance can only increase this problem and add even more or help people who are not qualified to understand the topi...

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