Genetic Engineering: Pros And Cons

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Genetic Engineering is a controversial technology that has a lot of debate and discussion surrounding it. Scientists and researchers work diligently in labs to improve and experiment with the new technology, while bioethicists look at the possible effects of the technology. The effects that the bioethicists must study consist of society, future, religious, and many more. Some families are eager for the use of genetic engineering to be widespread so that they can eradicate fatal diseases or other disorders from their family line, while other couples want to use genetic engineering to conceive a baby that will turn out to be a certain way. Although Genetic Engineering has a variety of benefits, I believe that it should only be used in certain …show more content…
One of the first uses of genetic engineering for humans was when scientists altered the genome of bacteria and yeast to create human insulin from Type 1 Diabetes patients. The use of this technology has now grown to foods, other animals, and most important-humans. As scientists are researching these technologies and possible uses, there are many ethical implications and concerns that must be explored and discussed before we can be certain that the technology should be used. It is imperative that we look at all of the possible consequences, positive or negative, of the use of genetic engineering in humans before making a decision, which everyone should adhere to. The government is concerned with the use of genetic engineering in humans, because a lot of resources such as time and money are needed to successfully conduct all of the research which should be done before deciding on whether or not it is sensible to actually use the technology. The government is responsible for allocation of resources, and if the testing is successful, the country’s government is praised, but if it were to lead to a problem, the country would face backlash from its own citizens, and the global community. Many countries have surpassed the United States in their research of this technology, which has caused some tension and problems between …show more content…
There is a debate.org thread in which people are allowed to post their opinion and further explain it. A majority of people actually believe that genetic engineering is only ethical to a certain extent, such as when we are eradicating a fatal disease, but not in other situations such as when we want to create a super child who is perfect in appearance or cognitively. They think that we can improve humans without going too far with the technology, as long as the proper boundaries are set in place. Another popular belief of proponents is that, we will hae to use the technology that is readily available to us, and we will have to forcibly evolve, so that we can beat some of the shortcomings of the species that are humans. Some people claim that God has presented us with this technology because he believes that we can better our race, and that he trusts us with the technology. Some of the individuals who believe that Genetic Engineering is unethical, have a different view as to what God’s role is in human

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