The Genetic Complications: The Future For Human Genetics

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The Future for Human Genetics People have been around long enough to know that everything changes (for the better or worse). Within the past few years, there has been a lot of debate over the scientific breakthrough of being able to modify the human genome. Many doctors and scientists have welcomed the idea with open minds while others are hesitant to become involved. Some see the dangers involved with the process while others see the endless possibilities coming out of this revolutionary discovery. This opportunity allows doctors and scientists to investigate the working of human DNA and potentially find cures for the most deadly diseases known to man. There is potential for greatness in this field of study; it’s just the people unwilling …show more content…
Couples are able to pick and choose genes that they want their baby to inherit. Choosing such things has height, eye color, hair color, and intelligence are all included in the process. The procedure is unfortunately, quite pricey. Much of society believes that this will create a generation of “haves and have-nots”; as it will be out of reach for most Americans, and not to say other countries. This ultimately leads to bigger problems. The genetically designed will have the advantage in most situations such as sports, school, and life its self. The “normal” population will be the ones left behind trying the meet the same standards. Even if it is the next step for mankind, is it worth risking “playing God” (Long)? As Human genetic engineering continues to move forward, it will always bring the good and the bad along with it. It is up to us to choose to the risks or …show more content…
However, all that would go to waste if the human race didn’t stick around for much longer. Climate change has become a threat over the past several years. Our world has been forced to make the change to more energy efficient products such as hybrid cars and LED lights to minimize the effects of climate change. Some scientists have introduced the idea of human genetic modification to help combat this growing threat (Liao). Climate change is putting human health at a very high risk. It can cause such things as developmental problems, cancer, and neurological diseases which greatly damages life (“National”). Making a single change in DNA using modern human genetic engineering technology may prevent any of these things from happening. Genetic modification can increase the chances of the survival of the human race and promise a long and healthy life. The actions not taken now will eventually harm humanity in the long run (Liao). Although most of the public is still skeptical of human genetic engineering and even climate change, it is still a standing

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