Gender Selection And Its Effects On Society

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Gender Selection

Deoxyribonucleic acid is inherited from one generation to another. DNA carries an organism’s genetic material. This genetic material makes up an organism. The specific sequence of base pairs of one’s DNA is different in each organism and is passed on from parent to offspring. DNA is responsible for the creation of proteins needed to construct the organism, this includes the organism’s gender. DNA also carries genetic mutations from one generation to the next. As certain diseases are spread genetically and are gender specific the use of DNA technology can eliminate them. Gender selection by in vitro fertilization should be implemented into society as the technology is available and it will positively affect civilization by eliminating gender specific diseases, which outweighs the religious social opposition. (Cobb, 2016) The process of gender selection requires in vitro fertilization to occur. During in vitro fertilization first fertility drugs are taken by a woman to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs for fertilization rather than the typical one egg per ovulation cycle. Once the eggs are ripened the doctors will remove eggs. Egg removal is done by use of a thin needle through the vaginal wall to remove the egg from the follicle. Next the eggs are fertilized with sperm in a petri dish in a lab. After three to five days the embryos’ DNA is analyzed. The analysis of the chromosomes is called preimplantation genetic testing (ABC News, 2016).
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