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Genetic Editing on Unborn Children Statistics

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Americans’ Views on Changing the Genes of Unborn BabiesShould be LegalShould be Illegal
Changing genes to reduce risk of developing certain serious diseases26 %65 %
Changing genes to improve their intelligence or physical characteristics11 %83 %
View on Federal Funding for ResearchYesNo
Should the Federal government fund research to reduce the risk of developing certain serious diseases?44 %51 %
Should the Federal government fund research to improve characteristics such as intelligence or physical traits14 %82 %
View on Gene Therapy (Changing genes to treat illnesses)YesNo
Should the FDA approve therapy treatments for use in the United States?59 %30 %
Should the government fund the study of gene therapy64 %30 %
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Who Should Decide Whether or Not to Allow Changing the Genes of Unborn Babies?Leave it up to...
Scientists, physicians, and other technological experts53 %
Other / Neither31 %
Government officials and policy makers9 %
Don't know / refused7 %
Interest in taking a genetic test to know likelihood of developing diseasesYesNo
Would you take a genetic test that could tell you whether or not you were likely to develop...
Cancer56 %42 %
Alzheimer's Disease56 %42 %
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Sources: Harvard School of Public Health (Sample Size = 480)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 4, 2016

Genetic Editing on Unborn Children Statistics

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