The Importance Of Genetic Engineering

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History has taught us that mankind is an extremely curious and ambitious species, constantly inventing. From the moment some caveman bashed a rock on the ground to make the first sharp-edged tool, to the development of electricity and the Internet, several key advancements stand out as particularly revolutionary and some say, even dangerous. Despite the fact that hardly sixteen years in the new millennium have been spent, the 21st Century is already full of great and, some say dangerous, inventions that serve as a reminder that no matter how advanced society might get, human curiosity never fails to seek out new advancements and technologies. One of the greatest innovations of the 21st Century is that of genetic engineering. Genetic engineering, …show more content…
The American sci-fi franchise, Star Trek, is the perfect example of a superior human who grew to be a dangerous threat. The main antagonist of the films Space Seed and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Khan Noonien Singh, was a product of genetic engineering. His physical structure was modified to make him stronger and to give him greater stamina than a regular human. His mind was also enhanced and had a superior intelligence. The creation of Khan would have serious consequences because the superior abilities gave to him superior ambition. Khan and several other modified individuals, would try to take over the planet and later, the universe. Others of these genetically enhanced characters created major problems with genetic engineering that resulted in the ban of genetic engineering, except to correct genetic birth defects, but a number of parents still illegally subjected their children to genetic engineering for a variety of reasons. This resulted in brilliant but unstable individuals. These children were not allowed to serve in Starfleet or practice medicine due to their unfair advantage and mental instability. Naruto is a Japanese manga and anime series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams to become the Hokage, the strongest ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader. The series includes many antagonists but one of the first and most notable is the rogue ninja known as Orochimaru. Orochimaru conducted extensive

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