Genetic engineering seems to be one of the best way to save many lives. I say this because we can cure many diseases with this. Also, we can genetically engineer food to make it a better harvest and more resistant to harsh weather. True it could get out of hand and all people want to use it for is their own purposes, but it can save so many lives from the diseases.
Genes are what influence everything about us. Our health, traits, and even behavior. Science can get so far that they can make it where you can design your baby the way you want it to look like and event act like. This is also a reason why people don’t like the idea of genetic engineering. Which brings up the issue of ethical and legal questions. Even without that the possibilities are endless. We could someday be able to cure any disease caused by genes in the DNA (Simmons).
First off the history of genetic engineering is rich in facts. The first discoveries of genetic engineering go all the way back to the late 1800s when Friedrich Miescher discovers the nuclein in a cell’s nucleus. The next major discoveries didn’t come till not to recently in the 1960s and the 1970s. In 1966 two scientists Marshall Nirenberg and Har Gobind Khorana finished unraveling the genetic code. Which is the code for life everywhere on Earth. In 1979 a pair of twin sheep were born through artificial embryo splitting. This year they also started to produce insulin from genetic engineering.
Later on people started to try to make genetically engineered food to make world hunger a problem of the past. So they started to genetically engineer tomatoes which didn’t sell very well to the public. The later on genetically engineered crops such as corn, sugar, beats, etc. were adapted to the American market quite well (“Modified crops: Labeling of genetically engineered food” 1). Genetically engineered foods can be
a good thing if done right. Most people are scared that the modification to them could harm them. So Scientists would have to go about the right way of thoroughly checking and seeing what it can do to people.
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