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Some of the demerits of the genetic engineering are:

  1. Gene manipulation may bring about the outbreak of new disease.
  2. The gene manipulation also results in the formation of fatal genetic elements in the organism while curing the hereditary genetic disease.
  3. The gene transplantation sometimes results in the formation of the neoplastic cells.
  4. The products of genetic engineering may develop genetic abnormalities.
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