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Posted by billyrobb on August 03, 2000 at 13:42:08:

thank you, everybody, for your follow up posts. i have been busy the past couple of days looking into the genetics of prostate cancer. though initially i was petrified that my brother (and myself) were doomed, i now have a refreshing sense of hope. Not being a scientific minded person, i was completely oblivious to what has been going on in the world of genetic research. with the human genome now mapped, there appears to be no limit to what modern (and future) science and medicine will be able to cure/prevent. clearly, there are numerous ethical questions that arise when mankind attempts to alternate human existence. however, if used properly (that is, not used counter -intuitively to human evolution), genetic research can be a very beneficial tool. i am curious to see how the rest of you feel about the state and importance of genetic research in our society. i am also looking for more sources on the subject. i have currently been researching the www.dna.com website, and am very pleased with what i have found. that's all for now.

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