Genetic Engineering

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December 9, 2010

Genetic Engineering

Science has been a key factor in discovering new ways to improve the quality of life. Genetic engineering, also known as genetic modification, has been a scientific breakthrough in discovering ways to genetically modify organisms as well as the creation of genetically modified foods. In this world, there are many countries that are struggling with ever-pervasive dry spells and old and novel pests. In this world, there are many peoples that are born with life-long diseases that will put their family under great financial stress. As a result of genetic engineering, this will eliminate the incurable pesticides on food plants and give parents the option to have their children born without a disease. Genetically modifying organisms and plants is a great leap forward for scientist and should only be used for discovering cures from life threatening diseases, not genetically enhancing genes for future abilities. The human body is not perfect. Some are created with inherent faults and others break down before their time. Most people in this world die of diseases or have family members that do. Very few of us will just pop up to bed one night and gently close our eyes for the last time. Science has the potential to make good of these problems by altering how humans are made. With the development of genetic engineering, families are able to save a fortune in medical expenses. In an article, “Human Genetic Engineering” by Dr. Ray Bohlin, “ The first gene therapy trial in humans corrected a life-threatening immune disorder in a two-year-old girl who, now ten years later, is doing well. The gene therapy required dozens of applications but has saved the family from a $60,000 per year bill for necessary drug treatment without the gene therapy”. Through genetic engineering, people are able to live a stress free life that will allow them to appreciate life. Having enjoyed life, most of us want to cling on to it for as long as possible....
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