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Re: hosta-open DIGEST V1 #618


>As this technology gets more wide spread the likelihood of a hosta
>finding itself in front of a gene gun gets higher and higher. Red 
>leaves on hostas can't be too far away.

Would a transgenic hosta still be a hosta?  I know and understand the 
benefits of genetic engineering, and also its danagers.  While there 
is little chance that a transgenic hosta would end up unleashing some 
ultimate cataclysmic destruction of life on earth, I wonder which 
would be more enjoyable, the red leaved hosta developed naturally or a 
genetically engineered red leafed hosta?  The potential for genetic 
engineering is almost unlimited, assuming we don't release into the 
environment some undesirable results, which is a LOT easier to do then 
many people think, and end up killing off ourselves.

Joe Halinar

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