Essay on Human Implications Of Human Genetic Engineering

1595 Words Jun 14th, 2016 7 Pages
When humans exhibit a flagrant disregard of morality and human rights, society becomes a war zone. That seems to be exactly what is occurring with human genetic engineering, you have to be for it or against it. First off there are many methods by which they genetically modify humans. There’s much information that I have to inform you about. There’s pros and cons of human genetic modification. Then there’s also worries people have about HGM. However there’s also just as many possibilities.

There are many by which they genetically modify humans. One such method was used in china where researchers led by Junjiu Huang at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou tried using “non viable” embryos to modify the gene responsible for β-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder, using a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9. Though apparently this method is very flawed, I’m not surprised because gene editing isn’t a very practiced science. Right now they are only trying to further improve the method so that one day they may be able to edit the genomes of the embryo. They’re intentions however are to one day remove disease genes. Some scientists such as George Daley, a stem-cell biologist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, thought this should be a warning to anyone that thinks that technology is ready for getting rid of disease genes.

Some people think that gene editing in embryos has a bright future because it’s potential in removing a genetic disease before…

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