Genetic Engineering Reflective Report

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o Personal Experience for Opening Sentence: The first time that I was exposed to genetic engineering was when I attended a summer Biomedical Sciences program at the University of Maryland. We learned about many aspects of genetics in the Biomedical research field and that piqued my interest and led me to the exigent topic of genetic engineering in humans. o Experience in Lab: We further studied genetics and the act of gene splicing and altering genomes in lab when we first hand inserted a different organism’s DNA into a bacteria and the activity and resistance of that bacteria completely changed. With just a small piece of DNA, we made the bacteria resistant to all antibiotics that usually could kill it and that amazed me. The same could potentially happen if scientists alter the genome of embryos and once this procedure has been done, there is no way to reverse what has already happened which could potentially be very dangerous if a mistake was accidentally made. …show more content…
o The first baby in the world was born with DNA from three parents just this week on Tuesday, September 27th at 8:08 AM which conveys just how fast this technology is progressing and how real this issue is. o Bioethicists and Social scientists need to further look at how such actions could affect society and society needs to be educated about this matter so that we can come to a consensus as to if this is something that we would like to use. o The field is currently still quite ambiguous even though the scientific community has made great advancements from where we were. We should be 100% certain about any technology that we use when it comes to possibly changing the human race because once we do something with this technology, we will not be able to redo what has been

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