What Are Some Good And Bad Things About Genetic Engineering?

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Can be used to produce bacteria that produce insulin- for people with diabetes as insulin lowers blood sugar levels. Extracted from the pancreas of pigs and cattle.
Can be used to make plants and animals and even humans with certain characteristics.
Genes could also be manipulated in tress, for example, to absorb more CO2 and reduce the threat of global warming.
Can also increase the genetic diversity of species populations, especially those that are endangered.
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Provides a practical (although not necessarily the best) way to understand more about the interaction of genes and the environment, as well as for exploring social and moral issues that are associated with genetic information.
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The advantage are that it gives scientist a new prospective on disease and cloning. It also makes it easier to comprehend organisms and their work and or functions.It also feeds the hungry by engineering rice which is the most eaten and affordable food in the world. On the other hand it doesn't have any side affects but like all industrial products we will find out in a matter of time its defects the hard way.it also goes against moral beliefs if religious. It also leave's a lot of people with the question "what if" that question will follow anybody who has heard of genetic engineering.
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One good thing about genetic engineering is in correcting an in perfection of an embryo before it is born.    If it corrects another imperfection, too,  all the better.   Seesee
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The advantages are it gets rid of disease-causing genes. The disadvantages are that its really expensive and really a risky kind of job any one would ever dream of doing. It's also unsafe. Very unsafe. But it's a choice some one wants to make. So let them make the choice.
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The motivation driving genetic engineering, in most instances, is the vast potential for improving human life. This potential exists in many different forms such as improving the food we eat and, in more visible ways, developing treatments and cures for some of the most terrible diseases that afflict mankind. Yes, we have witnessed cloning as well, but that is not the foundation of genetic engineering.

The scope of the "ethical" work that can be pursued in this field is limitless. So many people around the world are suffering everyday--many of them needlessly. Improved food and medical resources could greatly reduce this scourge that affects all of us. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Yet, considerable resistance to any form of human cell manipulation exists from, primarily, religious groups oppose any research that utilizes the cells of human embryos in any research. They believe that the embryo is essentially a life and, as such, any use of embryonic tissue is tantamount to murder (in the extreme). Further, they fear that soon humans will be cloned.
These groups are politically powerful and have severely inhibited much research by refusing to fund such research.

They are entitled to their views and heavy-handed methods intended to significantly retard this important research. But, sooner or later, they will lose their grip as more and more independently funded research firms enter the fray. This is not some sort of novelty research being conducted. The positive implications of this primarily untapped research are so vast and far-reaching it boggles one's mind.

Support ethical genetic engineering always. Your life may depend on it twenty years from now.
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Genetic Engineering is 99.9% wrong because you don't know what are the chances you are making changing your DNA god gave you your DNA for a reason. This is like performing heart surgery with a shovel. Then there is that 1% where you want to escape the fact that a child is not yours(just kidding) but trust me its not healthy at all don't do it.
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You could come out looking like an animal if they don't do it right or you could come out looking like a angel ex say you have blue eyes a genetic engineer could change your to green yellow maybe even purple which I've never seen but they could do it
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Genetic engineering can be good in some ways for it can help prevent diseases. However cloning I think is bad for you are replicating someone.For example people may have lung disease and thir healthy clone donates it. Who should have the right to say that the clon has to donaate for the original person. Not one of us but they do, just because they are clones does not mean that they are les important than we are.
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Good? Mother Nature is GOOD!
I feel it is what will be proved to cause of the Bee problem! So it's SUPER BAD!
thanked the writer.
semble o higgins
semble o higgins commented
Genetic engineering would save the bees. If anything mother nature is killing them off. People alway freak when things they dont want happen and then they go and blame something people did. When really its just nature taking its path. EX: Global warming, the last time it happend was during the dark ages.
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I'm doing a eng peace on genetic engieering
and I need to know some bad things about it
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God? Who says there is a god? Anyway genetic engineering is good in my book. It is going to save LOTS of lives

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