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Genetic Editing on Unborn Children Statistics

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Americans’ Views on Changing the Genes of Unborn Babies Should be Legal Should be Illegal
Changing genes to reduce risk of developing certain serious diseases 26 % 65 %
Changing genes to improve their intelligence or physical characteristics 11 % 83 %
View on Federal Funding for Research Yes No
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 traits 14 % 82 %
View on Gene Therapy (Changing genes to treat illnesses) Yes No
Should the FDA approve therapy treatments for use in the United States? 59 % 30 %
Should the government fund the study of gene therapy 64 % 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 experts 53 %
Other / Neither 31 %
Government officials and policy makers 9 %
Don't know / refused 7 %
Interest in taking a genetic test to know likelihood of developing diseases Yes No
Would you take a genetic test that could tell you whether or not you were likely to develop...
Cancer 56 % 42 %
Alzheimer's Disease 56 % 42 %
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Statistic Sources & References
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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