Genetic Engineering Debate Essay

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Ethical Issues: The Debate Over Genetic Engineering

If you were pregnant and found out your baby had a disease would you genetically modify your baby 's DNA knowing that there are unpredictable risks just to prevent it? Feed your loved ones GMO foods that could cause a negative effect? Or have anything to do with plants with high toxins levels that make it dangerous to humans? All of this can happen if scientist do not stop genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is a set of technologies used to change the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel organisms. The techniques involve sophisticated manipulations of genetic material and other biologically important chemicals (Union of i Scientist: What is Genetic Engineering?). In 1974 Herbert Boyer, Annie Chang, and Stanley Cohen first genetically modified an organism and ever since scientists have been working on genetically engineering things. Some people believe genetic engineering is a wonderful way of the use of technology but genetic engineering is not necessary. We won 't ever be actually sure if it works to help cure diseases or if we could cause damage to a person if things don 't come out like they are supposed to. With the using of genetic engineering we are also putting our crops at
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Scientist from China, USA, and UK have a goal, and that goal is to make babies healthy. They want to be able to do this by editing genes out of the human lineage. The only problem is that they have no idea what consequences that could lead to. The NIH ( National Institutes of Health ) views such editing of the “germline” in human embryos as “a line that should not be crossed.” Even the health department agrees that what they want to do is just not okay, it 's not okay to try do something for good but could possibly make it worse, you have to know when to

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