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Fifty Days and Counting

The good folks at Science Debate 2008 report that John McCain has sent in his responses to their questions. In response to a question about balancing genetic advances with potential risks, he says:

I share in the wonder that unlocking the human genetic code affords and the life-changing treatments and therapies it could allow. But this discovery should inspire restraint to equal to its promise to ensure nascent discoveries are not abused. As genetic research becomes increasingly deployed, the need to ensure privacy of human records will become all the more essential, as will be the rigor to ensure there is no genetic discrimination.

For a side-by-side comparison of McCain and Obama's answers, click here.

 

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