Genetic Engineering

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Could somebody give me an idea of what we can and cant do with genetic engineering? (Im not talking about altering existing beings, I'm talking about how we can create new beings)

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In theory everything can be done. Everything. Thats the scary part. You can build anything with organic molecules.
 
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cronxeh
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The problem is - a lot of stuff is unknown. Before one tries to build it, its usually wise to understand fully how it works. That is where system biology comes in - trying to fit everything into a model. Dont forget that we've only discovered DNA 50 years ago, and computers are only now beginning to be relatively powerful enough to do that sort of research.
 

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