I'm all for any kind of scientific advancement. Genetic research can do a lot of good, in my opinion and it can also help advance some other ventures, like cloning. The reasons for opposing this kind of science that I hate the most are ''tradition'' and ''religion''.
Religion, tradition and law once dictated that anyone whose skin isn't white is only fit for a slave. That changed and I think the world is a better place now, without slavery (or at least with slavery being illegal). Scientists would be fools to allow things like tradition, which has changed considerably throughout history, to hinder the progress of science. That's why I wholeheartedly support every single scientific research that can lead to the improvement of mankind and of our lives.