Genetic Research Is NOT Ethical

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Within the last decade or two scientists started doing extensive research projects on human DNA. Scientists hoped to find ways to prevent diseases, and in some cases get rid of them all together. In recent years they have found that by genetically altering the DNA makeup of an embryo they can change characteristics and cut out entire DNA strands of diseases altogether. Science has made it possible for parents to begin choosing characteristics that they wish to have in their children. The characteristics that they can choose consist of eye color, hair color, etc. but they can also look at the child’s genetic makeup, which shows parents what diseases their child could have when they are born. For parents to be able to decide their child’s genetic …show more content…
More recent studies on the altering of human genomes in embryos has been conducted in China but some people believe that, “…the attempt to genetically alter a human embryos genome…stepped over an ethical boundary that many scientists and ethicists say should never be crossed” (Adams). Ethical or unethical, the research is still being done, and some countries are afraid of the outcome of this new advancement in technology. “…[altering] viable human embryos [is] something that 29 countries have banned” (Adams). The countries that have decided to ban this type of genetic altering fear that some scientists may take the research and use it to create a master race. Hitler was notorious for trying to create what he considered to be a master race and a few countries are worried that being able to genetically alter people in this form, “…could revive the notorious eugenics movement of the early 20th century, which aimed to create a perfect ‘master race’”(Adams). Some experts believe that the advancement in this technology could lead to the cloning of people because they have already been successful in cloning a cow. Scientists say that genomic editing of human embryos should not occur because, “…the technology is new, and the risks of [making] a mistake are magnified by the fact that the …show more content…
People have come to their own conclusions on genetic engineering based on the details that scientists choose to release. There are so many things that still have not been tested or even talked about, but with this new advancement there are many underlying complications that have yet to be discovered. The only question is, should people continue to change the genetics of human beings before they are even born or do they leave well enough alone and hope that these genetic flukes go away all on their

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