Essay on The Effects Of Gene Editing On Human Dna

766 Words Dec 9th, 2015 4 Pages
I. Gene editing is a type of genetic modification in which DNA is altered, by a quite a few ways such as removing or replacing a defective gene from a genome. During this semester we discussed how you can have a designer baby with all of the qualities and characteristics you want edited into a DNA .In a world where gene editing would take place it would have its pros and cons. Pros being that you can modify a disease or trait from being in your human embryo. Cons being that what if you could not afford this procedure do you just deal with the defective gene and not be able to do anything. Science and its advanced technology have evolved to make gene editing possible. Gene editing human DNA would mean that you can remove disease causing genes such as cancer and HIV, making us immune to incurable infections and disease. At the present, experiments on human embryos have taken place in China. Also, there is an ethical debate between scientists, whether gene editing should be allowed to alter human DNA. In many countries around the world, it is illegal to genetically modify a human embryo that is going to become a person. (Andrews, n.d.)

II.In an informative article, by Robin Andrews titled “Should We Be Editing Human DNA.” and “Gene Editing: Hope for New Cures or Scary Science?” both articles offered me more insight on gene editing and what could possibly happen in the future as hundreds of scientists from around the world are discussing the subject of human DNA editing and how…

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