The Pros And Cons Of Genetic Engineering Of Human Embryos?

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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 makeup for themselves is a very controversial topic that can cause many disagreements even amongst the best of friends. With the advancement of technology the difference between right and wrong begins to blur.
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Not everyone believes that genetic engineering of human embryos is a bad idea. Although scientists and ethicists do not see eye to eye on genome research the few who do , “…argue that the techniques…could help humankind by eliminating certain genetic diseases and disorders” (Adams). Another positive to genetic engineering through genomes is that technically the embryo as a whole is not being changed. If doctors found a mutation in a gene within the embryo they would go cut out the mutated gene and replace it with a new genetic code that does not have the disease. Most scientists work towards the common goal of ending diseases and genetic engineering could make that dream become a reality sooner rather than

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