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Genetic Engineering Essay

  • Submitted by: jesikafloyd
  • on November 24, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,088 words

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Jesika Floyd

Professor Hamma

English 28

2 August 2011
Should Genetic Engineering in Humans Be Allowed?
    Genetic engineering should be allowed in humans to enhance people’s lives. We already buy
and produce, manufacture and sell thousands of products to help us live longer and maintain
a healthier life. Some argue genetic engineering is going too far with the ingenuity and dexterity
of the overall scheme. Ironically, these ignorant souls care not about the indigent lives that might
benefit from this science. Instinctively, most of these people who oppose the applied techniques
of genetics and biotechnology are just spewing semantics for novel effect. Genetic engineering
can be frightful to most people whose ambiguous reasoning is a thrall to themselves. Let us come
together with amenability so that we might see the amelioration of genetic engineering on humans. By comparison, the benefits of genetic engineering on humans far outweigh the injurious consequences. Three great things that come from genetic engineering are the ability to
diminish or incapacitate disease, amplify our world food source, and proliferate our military’s
defense system. We would be foolish to shun this remarkable technology.  
    Genetic engineering can be used for many significant reasons, but none as precious as combating disease. Unfortunately, many of us have experience a loved one dying under the
duress of a chronic disease. What I wouldn’t give to have my father here with me today. Instead,
my last memories of him were of his pain and suffering as cancer consumed his frail body. Those
that look down their noses at the advancement in genetic engineering, have yet to fully

research it’s true and wondrous capabilities. Geneticist Len A. Pennacchio states that “cancer
is all about the DNA and the genetic technology that allows doctors to determine how ordinary
tissue turns into cancer” (49). Through genetic engineering, people could maintain their...

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