Genetic Engineering Is Not Bound By The Limitations Of Traditional Breeding

2036 Words Nov 1st, 2016 9 Pages
Genetic engineering is the manual modification of an organism’s genetic composition by artificial means in order to transfer the specific traits, genes from one organism into a plant or animal of an entirely different species. Genetic engineering is done through physically and manually adding new DNA to an organism and the overall goal is to add a trait that would not normally found in said organism or within the species of the specific organism, Since crossing is not necessary to pass over traits, Genetic engineering is not bound by the limitations of traditional breeding. According to Dr Ron epstein, professor of family medicine, psychiatry and oncology, genetic engineering is a completely new kind of science that concerns itself with changing nature itself on the most fundamental level whereas previous science aimed to understand how nature works. As a result there is a lot of controversy and worry stemming from the potential benefits and risks that come from the implementation of Genetic engineering and whether or not it should be used. Therefore in order to come to an agreement of whether or not the benefit of Genetic engineering are greater than the risks one must weigh both sides of the argument equally.
One side of the argument that promotes the use of Genetic engineering reason that the potential benefits outweigh any potential risks, as its use can improve human health and the production of humanities agriculture. As stated by, conserve-energy-future.com, Some of…

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