U.S. adults who felt gene editing was acceptable for disease treatment 2017, by type

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who felt select types of gene editing were acceptable for treating diseases as of 2017*

by John Elflein, last edited Oct 12, 2018
U.S. adults who felt gene editing was acceptable for disease treatment 2017, by type This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who felt select types of gene editing were acceptable for treating diseases even if the changes can be passed down to future generations as of 2017. It was found that around 65 percent of respondents felt germline therapy was acceptable to treat diseases.
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Percentage of adults in the U.S. who felt select types of gene editing were acceptable for treating diseases as of 2017*

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AcceptableUnacceptableNeither
Somatic therapy63.6%16.6%19.8%
Germline therapy64.9%15.4%19.7%
Somatic enhancement39.1%35.3%25.6%
Germline enhancement25.6%50.5%23.9%
AcceptableUnacceptableNeither
Somatic therapy63.6%16.6%19.8%
Germline therapy64.9%15.4%19.7%
Somatic enhancement39.1%35.3%25.6%
Germline enhancement25.6%50.5%23.9%
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by John Elflein, last edited Oct 12, 2018
This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who felt select types of gene editing were acceptable for treating diseases even if the changes can be passed down to future generations as of 2017. It was found that around 65 percent of respondents felt germline therapy was acceptable to treat diseases.
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