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In this YouGov/Huffington Post poll, the questions are:

Which comes closest to your opinion about scientific research on human, plant and animal DNA?

I worry that this research poses unforeseen dangers – 11%
I’m excited that this research could lead to major scientific breakthroughs – 38%
Both of these – 33%
Neither – 6%
Not sure – 12%

Would you approve or disapprove of scientists using DNA and cloning technology to bring woolly mammoths and other extinct species back to life?

Strongly approve – 8%
Somewhat approve – 19%
Somewhat disapprove – 21%
Strongly disapprove – 34%
Not sure –18%

Would you approve or disapprove of scientists using research on human DNA to produce children with unusually high intelligence or other special attributes?

Strongly approve – 4%
Somewhat approve – 12%
Somewhat disapprove – 20%
Strongly disapprove – 52%
Not sure –12%

How worried are you, if at all, that scientific research into human or animal DNA might lead to scientists "playing god" with things that should remain outside the realm of science?

Very worried – 35%
Somewhat worried –...

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