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List the arguments 'for' and 'against' gene therapy? List the arguments as notes in bullet points. Also, make the arguments 'for' gene therapy bold, and leave the arguments 'against' gene therapy normal. This is so I can differentiate between the arguments 'for' and 'against' gene therapy.

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Most of the arguments against gene therapy are religious, but some are ethical. People worry that scientists will start messing around in the genetic soup and create monsters or clones. However, it is hard to justify having the technology to create cures for some of the world's most serious ailments and not use them.

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For gene therapy:

* Saving people from potentially painful (mentally, physically) existances.

* Saving immense money from the expenses incurred with treatments for various conditions.

Against:

*The danger of people wanting to create the "perfect" person. Designer babies, etc.

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Gene therapy is like any other treatment, therapy, or transplant.  I...

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