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A. Do you think that using recombinant DNA technologies to change the genetic composition of a human egg cell is ever justified?

b. If so, what restrictions should be placed on such a use?

c. What about human cloning?

These ideas are explored.

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This job considers the use of recombinant DNA technologies.

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Well, you have evoked a controversial topic. This can be viewed in 2 directions - one is as seen by a researcher and the other as perceived by the common man.

As a researcher, technology is always in the mode of advancement. Its a developmental process from simpler to better and better. So there is no harm in using recombinant DNA technology for changing genetic composition of a human egg cell. It is justified to a greater extent when this technology is of real use in combating genetic diseases or to avert any other ...

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