Genetically Embryos And Whether Or Not Further Research Should Be Done

1330 Words May 9th, 2016 6 Pages
The issue that I am going to write my paper over is about genetically engineered embryos and whether or not further research should be done to allow the altering of an unborn fetus. My first topic that came to my mind when I heard about this assignment was actually abortion. Then we were shown a list of banned topics and abortion was number one on the list which was disappointing. Later when we went to the library to search for our topics, I ran across an article that interested me. It was about babies that were genetically engineered. I remember hearing this often in my AP Biology class in high school, and I read more into it. I cannot seem to be able to imagine that scientist would be able to make the “perfect” human being. In the past few years there has been studies to further improve embryos. They are called GM babies and GM is short for genetically modified. There has been controversy on whether or not GM babies or better yet embryos should be tested on in certain countries. There are two sides to the argument. On one hand, these studies can help or enhance an embryo from being born with a genetic disorder. On the other hand, these studies can lead to changing the make-up of an embryo to making a perfect human being, which many people are afraid of. This is the main argument point. People are afraid of change because they are afraid of what it could bring. When a person hears the word genetically modified embryos. They think of super soldiers or perfect human beings…

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