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How do you feel about scientists changing the makeup of human cells to...

 

  Strongly approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Strongly disapprove Not sure
- Stop children from inheriting a usually fatal genetic disease 51 33 8 7 1
- Cure a usually fatal genetic disease 48 35 7 7  
- Stop children from inheriting a nonfatal birth defect 41 36 12 9 2
- Reduce the risk of developing a fatal disease later in life 39 38 12 9 2
- Improve the intelligence level that children would inherit 18 26 22 31 2
- Improve the physical characteristics that children would inherit 16 28 23 31 3

Suppose someone had a genetic defect that would cause usually fatal diseases in them and would likely be inherited by their children. Do you think that doctors should be allowed to correct only the gene affecting the disease in the patient, only the gene that would carry the disease to future generations, both genes, or neither gene?

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  Both Only affecting patient Offspring Neither Not sure
Total 62 8...