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From the Ted Talk by Paul Knoepfler: The ethical dilemma of designer babies

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And let me say, just as a siicnstet, it's a little bit scary for me to say that in public, because sneicce generally doesn't like self-regulation and things like that. So I think we need to put a hold on this, but there are many people who not only disagree with me, they feel the exact opposite. They're like, step on the gas, full seepd ahead, let's make designer bbiaes. And so in the meeting in December and other meetings that are likely to follow in the next few months, it's very possible there may be no mooiruratm. And I think part of the pbloerm that we have is that all of this tnred, this revolution in genetic modification applying to humans, the public hasn't known about it. Nobody has been saying, look, this is a big deal, this is a revolution, and this could affect you in very personal ways. And so part of my goal is actually to change that and to etaduce and engage with the public and get you guys talking about this. And so I hope at these meetings that there will be a role for the public to bring their voice to bear as well.

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And let me say, just as a _________, it's a little bit scary for me to say that in public, because _______ generally doesn't like self-regulation and things like that. So I think we need to put a hold on this, but there are many people who not only disagree with me, they feel the exact opposite. They're like, step on the gas, full _____ ahead, let's make designer ______. And so in the meeting in December and other meetings that are likely to follow in the next few months, it's very possible there may be no __________. And I think part of the _______ that we have is that all of this _____, this revolution in genetic modification applying to humans, the public hasn't known about it. Nobody has been saying, look, this is a big deal, this is a revolution, and this could affect you in very personal ways. And so part of my goal is actually to change that and to _______ and engage with the public and get you guys talking about this. And so I hope at these meetings that there will be a role for the public to bring their voice to bear as well.

Solution

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Original Text

And let me say, just as a scientist, it's a little bit scary for me to say that in public, because science generally doesn't like self-regulation and things like that. So I think we need to put a hold on this, but there are many people who not only disagree with me, they feel the exact opposite. They're like, step on the gas, full speed ahead, let's make designer babies. And so in the meeting in December and other meetings that are likely to follow in the next few months, it's very possible there may be no moratorium. And I think part of the problem that we have is that all of this trend, this revolution in genetic modification applying to humans, the public hasn't known about it. Nobody has been saying, look, this is a big deal, this is a revolution, and this could affect you in very personal ways. And so part of my goal is actually to change that and to educate and engage with the public and get you guys talking about this. And so I hope at these meetings that there will be a role for the public to bring their voice to bear as well.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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human embryos 2
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modified humans 2
swiss army 2
army knife 2
baby number 2
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swiss army knife 2

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