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    Genetically Engineering the Human Genome Genetically modifying the human genome, also known as the complete set of genetic material, is now more than just science fiction. After 25 years of collecting and analyzing scientific research, altering the human genome is becoming a concrete reality (Yu-Wai-Man 1322). Genetically modifying the human genome is deliberately altering human genes for the purpose of producing offspring with those genetic changes. Majority of the research being conducted for genetically modifying the human genome is being conducted on mice. Likewise, using mice to study genetic engineering is a “powerful method for studying gene function and creating animal models of human diseases” (Liu, Xie, Gui, Du 217). Understanding…

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    Definition/science of genetic modification in embryos In human beings, genetic modification or engineering is the editing of genes. Genes are segments of DNA and are responsible for our physical characteristics. Genes are all heritable characteristics such as coloration, height, some intelligence factors and predisposition or immunity to particular diseases and physical and mental genetic defects. Human germline manipulation is the intentional altering of DNA in gametes, which are the sex…

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    Genetic engineering in humans Imagine if you were to see a young, newlywed couple sitting down on their sofa and flicking through a catalogue, browsing at the variety of different options available, and daydreaming about all these different options that could potentially be a part of their future. Is this catalogue for houses? Or the latest and greatest furniture? No, this catalogue contains all the traits possibly available, phenotype and genotype that this couple wants their baby to have. This…

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    Therapy and Genetic Engineering in Human Beings We, as human beings, all start off the same way. A lucky sperm meets an egg and forms the beginning of a whole new life. From that very moment it is predetermined in our DNA that we will have a certain color of hair, be of a certain height, and what color that our eyes will be. Then, approximately nine months later we are welcomed into the world carrying with us every trait that our DNA tells us to have. People will come in to see the miracle that…

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    Should We Allow Genetic Engineering of Humans? Genetic engineering is a burgeoning technology that has been surging in development and popularity within the last few years. Genetic engineering is the altercation of genes in an organism. Humans have been doing this for millennia through process of selective breeding since the dawn of agriculture. In modern times, we have made a lot of headway on the development of technologies that make the process easier. Today through the advent of new…

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    Many have worried about how genetic engineering would affect humans, and the perception of beauty or self. Would those who are born naturally become ugly? Would one only be beautiful if their looks were predetermined? What would happen to the self-confidence of those who are born without genetic engineering? Would the children blame the parents for any of their faults? Or will the world continue spin, without much being changed? Some think this would affect the looks of humanity. The idea that…

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    Should Genetic Engineering be used to add Intelligence Genes to Humans? If you have the ability to design your own child, what kind of genes would you add? Would it be genes associated with attractive physical appearance, strong immunity, or great intelligence? In the article Future Humans: Four Ways We May, or May Not, Evolve, James Owen gives four predictions regarding the future of humanity, one of which predicts that in the future, the path of artificial selection would be directed by…

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    Human Genetic Engineering: A Hero Discovery or a Society Divider? In 1997, the film Gattaca was created, which showed the public a futuristic idea of humans being able to edit and modify human genes to create “valid” humans as well as “invalids”. Today, this futuristic idea from 19 years ago has become a not so out of reach reality for society today. Human genetic engineering is the process of either adding improved DNA or deleting sections of a person’s DNA and then adding more efficient DNA in…

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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…

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    Manipulation of human genome seemed in the past to be science fiction, but now it has entered the world of possibility. This notion leads some people to think about future therapy and healthy generations while others think about corruption of the human genome and the risk of genetic modification. The fact is that human has already started indirectly using genetic modification in other species to produce desirable traits including high yield plant varieties and domesticated animals. For example,…

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