Why Is Genetic Engineering Bad

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Everyone Can’t Be Super

Seeking perfection in an imperfect world has been a massive dilemma in today’s society. The rapid development of technology in this generation has created many new opportunities for genetic engineering. In California, a personal-genomics organization has been awarded a U.S. patent for techniques used in fertility clinics to create babies with selected traits. This human modification will lead to the controversial idea of designer children with artificial attributes. Altering natural-born feature with DNA is harmful, unethical, and detrimental to society because it is meddling with measures beyond our grasp.

"The prospect of real designer babies—where it would be possible to reliably choose cosmetic traits such as complexion and hair color or even physical characteristics such as athleticism—remains a distant one. But that day may be drawing closer, thanks to advances in genetic technology.”(Naik) Genetic engineering is becoming a more popular topic every year, but doctors and gene specialist should spend more time looking for cures to diseases; rather than pleasing the hunger of ungrateful and unsatisfied parents.

Playing God is a dangerous game that inevitably ends with a monster. If society eventually allows genetic
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Designing the genes of humans to fix the birth defects and many detrimental diseases babies are born with would create a more stable and healthy society. This opportunity could be a huge and necessary technological breakthrough; however, the majority of people are misusing it in a harmful way. If there was a possibility of using genetic engineering for fixing health issues then that would be excellent, but most good things we suggest in society have their own downsides. Changing a child physically and mentally will diminish the value of talent and natural-born abilities. Genetic engineering would help to only a certain

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