Cloning and Genetic Engineering
Genetic engineering is also called genetic modification. …show more content…
Terrorist groups and armies can develop more powerful biological weaponry. The weapons can be resistant to medicines, and can target at people who carry specific genes. The genetically engineered organisms that are used for biological weapons have the capacity to reproduce faster, and this will create larger quantities in the four shorter periods of time. This implies that the level of devastation is likely to increase as well. A lot of uncertainties that are associated with genetic engineering and cloning put life at risk (Goldstein & Goldstein, …show more content…
The risks are immense as it gambles with human life, animals, and crops that sustain humanity. It is not only dangerous to contemporary humanity but also the future generations. We will never arrive at a situation where we can be sure that risks of cloning and genetic engineering are zero. Scientists will purport to make the risks appear "acceptable". Based on the above arguments, genetic engineering and cloning does not improve the circumstances of humans but instead destroys humanity and the ecosystems. References
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