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Hi! My name is Debbi and I'm a sophomore at Bryn Mawr. The last time I took a biology class was in ninth grade so I'm excited to take it up again, especially since this course does not take the traditional approach to biology. I would like to better understand genetic engineering.

1) How exactly do scientists manipulate our genes? Has technology evolved far enough for us to apply these methods to human beings?

2) We already eat genetically engineered food. What, if any, could be some possible ramifications of this? Is organic food healthier?

3) Is genetic engineering in humans ethical? Theoretically, it could be used to treat diseases, but also to manipulate qualities such as appearance or behavior.


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