Essay on Breast Cancer Awareness And Walks For Leukemia Flood Media

785 Words Dec 9th, 2016 4 Pages
Every day we turn on the news we see more and more stories of pain and hurt. Breast cancer awareness and walks for leukemia flood media. We’re encouraged to help, to donate for research, to do our part in general, but what if we had a way to diminish the number of people with these ailments? Should we use it? There is a method called preimplantation genetic diagnosis. PDG involves removing a cell from an embryo created through In Vitro fertilization, or IVF, to test for specific genetic conditions before transferring the chosen embryo to the uterus. Should eugenic techniques like PDGS or preimplantation genetic diagnosis and selection, screening and choosing embryos for diseases prior to implanting them into a woman seeking pregnancy, be allowed to be practiced? Often times the problem PDGS runs into is the misconception that the technique alters genes to form “designer babies”; people confuse PDGS to being the equivalent of a genome editing techniques like CRISPR which directly manipulates the individual’s DNA. However, PGDS is different from gene editing as in this technique there is no manipulation of DNA or changing individual genes like eye color. The technique we are discussing in this paper simply screens the embryos created for a list of disorders and chooses among them. It enables people with inherited conditions to avoid passing it onto their offspring. In this paper, I am going to argue that PGDS should be allowed to be practiced as it produces healthier members…

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