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HUMAN ENHANCEMENT: Gene-shopping could be a future consumer craze, if the predictions in a book about science in the year 2025 are correct.
The year 2025 will be no time for traditionalists, if the three authors of a new book on future science are on the mark. In the book 2025: Scenarios of U.S. and Global Society Reshaped by Science and Technology (Greensboro, N.C., Oakhill Press, 1997), Joseph F. Coates, John B. Mahaffie, and Andy Hines portray a world in which geneticists will affect virtually every major aspect of life, including health, behavior, plants and animals, food, manufacturing and materials, and information technology. The greatest genetic challenge, they say in an article adapted from the book for the current issue of The Futurist (J....

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