genetic engineering in humans is bad

Genetic engineering in humans may be able to save millions of lives by finally treating hereditary diseases such as cancer and cystic fibrosis. However genetic engineering will be abused by many perfectionists who want to design their babies right down to the colour of their eyes. I personally think it is a bad idea.

 

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genetic engineering in humans is bad

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Cloning

One of many bad things in genetic engineering is cloning. Cloning is a process where we make same creatures from its DNA. On one side, you have a mathematical badness of cloning. Dolly was a sheep created by a process of cloning. It has created in 1996. It died in 2003 because of many circumstances. To make a good product of cloning you need to test a really huge number of units. So, it means that if you want to create "healthy" Dolly, you need to test a million of "unhealthy" Dollies. And there is the chanse that you will make some unit in 2050 maybe. That is not good because you cannot sacrifice a millon for just one!

On other side, there is an ethical measures. Just imagine that you create a million of Dollies. Then imagine that you create a million of people. Definitely, that is not ethical. Thus, cloning devalues the value of human life.

Cloning, in Dolly's case, was to realise a previously inaccessable idea. It was an excercise in popular science to try to create a story that would capture people's imagination and to concretely show that which had been only expressible in theories, equations and petri dish's. It was not a test for the efficacy of cloning as a means of production.

As for the ethical considerations which would come into play were human cloning to happen... They would, of course need to be thouroghly discussed and considered. But for the life of me, I cannot forsee a reasonable set of circumstance's which would lead to human cloning being benificial for any purpose. If someone were to clone one person a million times it would indeed raise ethical issues... So do a lot of potentialities that have next to no chance of happening.

Genetic modification does have the potential to cause harm, as does any tool that has ever been used. This particular tool has the potential to alter so many lives and so many future lives for the better, that i find it extremely difficult to understand, in any solid sense, how there could be an argument against. Ones that i can think of such as "design a child" or patenting wheats that are resistant to round up and owned by monsanto, who own the wheat, or religion etc are problems with the society not the tool. If the tool CAN be used to better lives, then it should, if it doesn't then the SOCIETY not the tool is wrong.

genetic engineering in humans is bad

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Food

Genetically engineering food will expand how much we get, how it comes out and when it does. If we GE our food, we can grow more in a short amount of time and a lot of it. We can GE animals to get leaner meat , GE crops to make them grow before winter hits and make sure all the food can withstand any random harsh weather and still come out good.We may even be able to grow them in diffrent climates and places.

genetic engineering in humans is bad

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disease

It is true that Genetic Engineering can cure may diseases but it can lead to new ones as well. How do we know for sure that mixing DNA to cure one thing won't lead to another problem? We may start diseases never before heard of or known. We dont know
What GE can also do to our health. It can start infections or someyhing because the body is not used to being Genetically altered.

With genetic engineering and some more research man kind could finally cure many genetic diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson's, Cystic Fibrosis, Haemophilia, colour blindness, some cancers, and down syndrome. Thus improving the quality of life of many and even the holy grail of medicine, immortality.

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