Argumentative Essay: The Dangers Of Genetic Animals

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Do you think something as fictional as glow-in-the-dark animals or spider-goats is possible? Well, thanks to today science, animals can have extraordinary traits they wouldn’t normally show. Scientist have manipulated around with an organism’s genes for a while, this is known as genetic engineering (GE), and they can now transfer genes from one animal species to another. With GE animals, scientist can advance human health, food production, and other needs of people. These GE animals bring up a lot of concern among people about the well-being of the animals, so the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates GE animals. The FDA have approved of some GE animals, but others are harder to pass. While GE animals will help benefit the human …show more content…
One bizarre modification was in beef in battle, in which the beef was genetically engineered to not feel pain, a rare condition found in humans. This was to help since beef cattle were forced to feel pain before and during their slaughter. It’s still unclear whether the FDA will approve of this animal. There is, however, an animal approved by the FDA, and that is the world's first fast-growing salmon. This salmon was modified, by a company known as AquaBounty, to grow twice its normal size in 16 to 18 months rather than the standard 3 years. The GE salmon was inserted with genes from a Chinook salmon and an eel to help it grow quicker. Even after the FDA approved of the salmon, many people refused to buy it and more than 60 stores, such as Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, refused to sell it. Yet another weird animal scientist has genetically made were spider-goats. Spider-goats are made to help with the production of silk. The GE goats produce spider silk in their milk, which it was created by injecting proteins found in spider silk in goat embryos. These goats produce around a half ounce of silk each day, which would take around 100 spiders to …show more content…
It is mostly being as debatable as GE animals in food production because they won’t end up on our plates. Scientist have genetically modified cat and dogs to be hypoallergenic, meaning they won’t cause an allergic reaction to people. The main problem is that this a torturous experience for the animal to go through, and a better option is just to take allergy pills. Vietnamese scientist has found a way to turn seahorses golden. They have combined golden dust with jellyfish proteins and then inserted into seahorse’s eggs. Another weird gene modification scientist has made were glow-in-the-dark animals. The first glow-in-the-dark animal was a mouse, in which a mouse embryo was injected with a jellyfish protein. Sheep, dogs, rabbits, and other animals were genetically modified to glow-in-the-dark in similar way. Some GE animals were used in medicine for their blood. Cows used for medicine are genetically modified not for their milk or meat, but for their plasma. The cows are injected with a virus, so that they create a strong immune system. Then the GE cow’s plasma is extracted from their blood to create antibodies, proteins that fight microorganisms that causes diseases, and these antibodies could be used one day to treat Ebola, influenza, Zika, and other diseases. Rabbits were also approved by the FDA to be genetically modify to treat hereditary angioedema, a genetic disease that causes body swelling and

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