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Benefits Of Genetic Modification

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The debate about genetic modification has been going on for a long time. On one hand, advocates for genetic modification believe that many diseases could be prevented and it would relieve many people from pain. On the other hand, many critics of genetic modification believe that it is unnatural or playing god. I am drawn to this issue because I believe genetic modification is going to be, if it isn’t already, ubiquitous in our future. In my lifetime, 20-30 years from now, I will have to deal with the benefits and the possible ramifications of genetic modification. This issue is going to affect me directly and therefore I have chosen this topic. Genetic modification is already on the horizon and there is little anyone can do to stop this. Genetic modification should be allowed because it can relieve suffering, improve the quality of life and strengthen pharmaceuticals. but it obviously needs limitations and regulations. While genetic modification, can dramatically improve people’s lives, it could have side effects if abused. It should be noted that genetic modification should only be used to cure or prevent serious diseases, there should be no enhancements. There is a fine line between preventative medicine and enhancements. An enhancement is changing something normal to make it extraordinary. Serious diseases would include all such ailments that infringes on a human beings quality of life and puts them through pain. Fatal diseases such as cystic fibrosis, cancer,
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