Changing Genes Advantages And Disadvantages

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Would you change your unborn child if you had the chance? Would you want your child to have light or dark hair? Perhaps, blue eyes instead of brown or vice versa? How about his or her hobbies? What about their thought process concerning knowledge and intellect? Would you be a parent to take advantage of human gene editing to benefit your child? The purposely changing genes that are passed on to a child and future generations create genetically modified individuals. This gives the opportunity to parents to create a perfect child without any genetic flaws or defects. In addition, human gene editing reveals a balance of advantages and disadvantages for those parents as well as society, but may cause a downfall to our future generations. Throughout …show more content…
People all around the world are contributing to find a solution to the problem in humans. For example, researchers at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology suspect that CRSPR can manipulate the obesity gene in humans. Further, obesity cost will increase to $344 billion by 2018 in the United States if something is not done (Patterson 3). Another prime example is Dr. Bence Gyorgy whom is a fellow researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He and his collogues are experimenting with lab rats to develop CRISPR approaches to treat the Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, in the United States it cost society $226 billion in 2015 (Patterson 3). The second benefit of the development is the endless supply of organ donors. Thus, with the new gene-editing technique it could possibly edit pigs to create extra livers, kidneys and other organs. From personal experience, the current waiting list for a kidney is ten years or more for a 30 year-old male. This could save over 8,000 people within a year who die from not having an organ donor. Once we understanding the advantages of gene editing the ethical views become an issue to citizens and may cause it to be illegal in many

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