Throughout time, we have always questioned science. We have been curious about life,
space, our bodies, and our existence. We have gone as far as to the moon and are in the beginning stages of cloning. Everyday there are new developments being researched. Along with these developments comes our society’s opinion. Many people question the positive as well as negative outcomes of procedures such as gene manipulation and cloning. To this day, scientists are researching and developing ways to "design", so to say, their children by selecting their sex, height, intelligence, and color of eyes. People question the morality of gene manipulation. Is it right to "design" our children? What are the consequences? The practice of gene manipulation is seen as unethical but others say that it is solely to benefit mankind with longer and healthier lives. Imagine a world filled with perfect human beings. A world that allows you to “design” your new addition to your family. Would you like green eyes with that? This is a concept in its infancy but soon, we will reach a point where it’s a norm. As of today, all I have for you is an explanation and guidelines as to how gene manipulation functions, how gender is determined and several tell tales that can possibly have an impact on your next child.
Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the human manipulation of an organism's genetic material in a way that does not occur under natural conditions. It involves the use of recombinant DNA techniques, but does not include traditional animal and plant breeding or mutagenesis (Wikipedia). In other words, gene manipulation is able to remove or allow certain desirable or undesirable traits such as screening disorders of the fetus, preventing diseases from occurring to the following generations and allowing parents to design their children. Prenatal testing is a very common procedure that is done. Nine out of ten pregnant... [continues]
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