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Why We Are Here => Water Cooler => Topic started by: ukgimp on January 11, 2020, 02:31:06 AM

Title: You’re DNA is Ours
Post by: ukgimp on January 11, 2020, 02:31:06 AM
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2229828-23andme-has-sold-the-rights-to-develop-a-drug-based-on-its-users-dna/

It was obvious something like this was on the cards
Title: Re: You’re DNA is Ours
Post by: littleman on January 11, 2020, 03:19:11 AM
I worry that humanity isn't smart enough to properly govern DNA technologies.  You guys remember the murderer who was caught by triangulating the DNA from his relatives in a public database?  In that case it was for the public good, but what happens when the institutions are corrupted?
Title: Re: You’re DNA is Ours
Post by: ergophobe on January 11, 2020, 03:52:13 PM
I posted this in the quotes thread, but since reading it, I cannot get it out of my mind and it seems appropriate here....

Quote
Never before in human history have slaves been so well fed, thoroughly medicated, lavishly entertained — but we are slaves nonetheless.

   ---  Edward Abbey