GMO humans have arrived will they be angels or demons?

angels_demons12Synthetic organisms, created in a lab, are unlike anything occurring in nature. Existing natural organisms can serve as a framework into which extra genes (plucked from other natural organisms) are inserted. The foreign genes usually function normally in their new host, without disrupting the host’s own vital processes. Thanks to a common evolutionary heritage, jellyfish genes can glow in a healthy tobacco leaf. Can artificially merging genes produce unanticipated ripple effects? An example would be a germ which, after modification, demonstrates unpredicted resistance to antibiotics, or perhaps greater virulence in humans. Should this bug “escape” the confines of its lab and enter the greater biosphere, it could act as a new Black Death. Read Full Article

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