Americans both excited and worried by advances in DNA research

Most Americans are excited about the possibility of scientific breakthroughs brought by DNA research, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. But the poll also shows that many people worry that the research could go too far — and lead to scientists “playing God.”

In the new poll, 71 percent of Americans said that they’re excited about the possibility that DNA research could bring major scientific and medical breakthroughs. But 44 percent said they worry that DNA research involves unforeseen dangers. Thirty-three percent of Americans said they were both excited and worried.

Read the full, original story: Poll Shows We Want Those DNA Breakthroughs But Worry Scientists May Be ‘Playing God’

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