The Pros And Cons Of Genetic Engineering

2297 Words 10 Pages
Krystian Marcelo Ruiz
Prof. Stansbury
English 001A
01 May, 2014
A Brighter Future For Everyone
A prevalent theme of the human race is progress, ever since the dawn of man we have constantly pushed our boundaries and progressed. Our history is rich with progress, so naturally we are pushing the envelope with bioengineering. Bioengineering is known as the manipulation of DNA in order to produce certain results in an organism, and it 's research is mostly geared towards humans and plants. Along with progress comes obstacles, and such a step in man-kind is certainly met with opposition. In large part, ethics play an issue to the widespread research of biotechnology with tampering of the natural order and manipulating it. However, with so many initial benefits and unexplored possibilities it is certainly a topic that is still makes us question our own humanity. Genetic engineering has a future in humanity as it is backed by research, aims to benefit society as a whole, and gives many an opportunity for a healthier standard of living.
First, in order to understand what is genetic engineering some background information is necessary. A good example of the base
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This is the type of genetic engineering that the public is most familiar with as its associated with "designer babies", which is the idea that one could essentially choose what traits their child is born with. Why would one settle for a normal child when you could have a smarter better and faster child to carry on the family name? By modifying our next generation the benefits seem numerous; a perfect society free from physical imperfections, low intelligence and other unfavorable traits. This however is the more heated of the two types of genetic engineering as it deals with altering our own humanity in order to obtain traits that are, in essence, trivial. Sandels 's put the perspective of non-medical engineering into focus

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