Biotechnology Essay

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Biotechnology

     Over the past decade, Biotechnology has advanced much to the advantage of many people. We have learned that with certain chemicals, we are able to cut-and-paste the DNA of certain organisms, and alter them to comply to our sociable needs. But this can also affect modern medicine, political factors, economic, and societal balances in our nation.      For medicine, Biotechnology has been a blessing, healing people who suffer from a sex-linked trait known as Hemophilia. Hemophilia is a condition where the person may die of blood loss when cut or wounded. This is caused by a lack of a certain chemical known as
Factor 9, which allows the patient to heal from wounds.
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This may sound tragic, but this is what Biotechnology is all about; changing genes so that they may fit our societal and economic needs. The government has probably taken this germ-warfare in to consideration, and is leading to an unhappy resolution. In this case, Biotechnology has no advantages.
     Socially, Biotechnology is a breakthrough in science. Our new techniques of giving nature a hand, in this case, will pave the road of the genetic highway to come in the future. We are now able to create the perfect tomato, the largest, reddest apples, and the plumpest grapes. We can score more milk by the cow, and create new chemicals to heal people. This is a society where we need not worry about a plague affecting our fruits and vegetation, nor our dairy and meat products. When we do not need to worry about certain factors like a draught or massive rain, we have a sociable balance between us and nature. Scientists have used biotechnology to an advantage here, and it seems applaudable. Yet, disadvantages may include harmful new substances in the plants being compounded together that may cause an allergic reaction to people. This is rare, and we shouldn't really worry about it, but we should be open-minded and consider these things.

     When it comes to the economy, people
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