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Posted by Longfellow
on August 03, 2000 at 13:37:43:
In Reply to: What's being done? posted by gopher11 on August 02, 2000 at 16:57:01:
I don't think you're being fair to the biotech companies, or to this issue as a whole. It's not their fault that they don't get tons of media coverage like the latest hit movies do. There are no simple answers to genetic diseases, which is why such research takes a long long time. It only required math for people to land on the moon. Genetics is always changing, it's a living thing, new mutations coming out all the time. Researchers need volunteers to do research, people are reluctant because they don't really know what these researchers do, for one thing. The government has funded its share to encourage these projects, the private companies have the drive to carry them forth but they need support from the masses. They don't get that because they don't get exposure because the progress is slow because they don't get the masses. It's a vicious circle. But it's not a predestined failure. There are people who really want to help people. It's just going to take a little longer than you'd like, just like everything else in this imperfect world.
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