The Pros And Cons Of Human Genetic Engineering

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When humans exhibit a flagrant disregard of morality and human rights, society becomes a war zone. That seems to be exactly what is occurring with human genetic engineering, you have to be for it or against it. First off there are many methods by which they genetically modify humans. There’s much information that I have to inform you about. There’s pros and cons of human genetic modification. Then there’s also worries people have about HGM. However there’s also just as many possibilities.

There are many by which they genetically modify humans. One such method was used in china where researchers led by Junjiu Huang at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou tried using “non viable” embryos to modify the gene responsible for β-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder, using a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9. Though apparently this method is very flawed, I’m not surprised because gene editing isn’t a very practiced science. Right now they are only trying to further improve the method so that
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It’s one of the many concerns surrounding germline Gene editing because it can cause many mutations that could bring problems. The rates were higher on human embryos rather than on animal embryos which was a bad sign. They also suspect that they didn’t find all the mutations. There’s also the fact that that was only a part of the genome sequence and not the whole genome. There’s a lot of ethical problems surrounding this type of method. I for one don’t have any problems with this. Even though I am Catholic I don’t have a problem with this because they actually seem to be trying to help us instead of play God. Although I do know a lot of people that would probably misunderstand this seeing as I myself Miss understood what they were trying to do. This type of misunderstanding contributes to the media because they’re always trying to get something

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