Although such technology has many promising applications, many of which are already in use today: Genetically modified crops. There are also many downsides: What is the value of life if it can simply be replaced?
Forsaken by religious fanatics, staunch conservatives, tree huggers as well as many well informed intelligent people. A very controversial topic.
May lead to cloning of humans and ultimately the defacing of personal identity and nature as we know it. Human ethics will come into play and are already being tested over such topics.
"World hunger was ended thanks to genetically modified crops!"