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Nobel laureate weighs in on the future of genetic engineering

DNMUM383781 | 2/24/2017 | Author : Disha Shetty | WC :383

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Boston: Venkatraman ‘Venki’ Ramakrishnan, the Indian born structural biologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 with two other scientists cautioned against the risks associated with recent developments in biotechnology. Ramakrishnan spoke about the issue at the annual meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston.
“Many of the genetic cells could be treated by removing cells from the body and modifying it,” he said while addressing one of the major ethical concerns related to genetic engineering. “Treating a well-known genetic disease is something that many people would agree with. It gets trickier when someone says, ‘I consider being a brown guy in today’s atmosphere a problem and don’
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