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Question: Can we genetically modify our DNA so that we could have superhuman powers e.g SuperStregnth etc.

Asked by jonpaulharris97 to David, Jonathan, Pete, Sam on 4 Jul 2012. This question was also asked by rowanveritypallett.

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  • Photo: Pete EtchellsPete Etchells answered on 4 Jul 2012:

    It would be awesome if we could, but I don’t think it’s possible, not. Certainly not with our currently level of understanding, anyway!

    It also raises an ethical question though; if you could change someone’s DNA to make them super strong, would it be right to do so? Should it be done to everyone? What if that person wants to take part in the Olympics, would it be fair? And what if they start abusing their super powers?

    What do you think?

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