Essay about Genetic Engineering: A Major Advancement for Mankind

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As the Biochemist Isaac Asimov once said, "The advancement of Genetic Engineering makes it quite conceivable that we will design our own evolutionary progress.” Scientists have always thought about new ways to progress through technology in our era, and in 1946, scientists discover that Genetic material from different viruses can be combined to form a new type of virus. This was a major discovery that trickles down to the modern era of Genetics. Current scientists have pioneered new ways to decode human DNA, beating the $3 billion government-run Genome project to its goal. Many people say that this method of life will go against the natural force of nature, but Genetic Engineering should be allowed because of the advances of technology it …show more content…
Even if there is negative effects, Genetic Engineering brings advancements in research and technology. According to Wikipedia, because of genetic advancements, experiments such as expression studies can be carried out. This matters because it allows a scientist to see where and when proteins start to grow, and its production and growth is observed. And not only that, expression studies can also be used to identify bugs, or other infections in the human body. “…genetically engineered bacteria being investigated involve making the bacteria perform tasks outside their natural cycle, such as cleaning up oil spills, carbon, and other toxic waste” (Wikipedia). This could practically solve toxic waste problems, because bacteria will multiply very fast, and if all of them will be programmed to clean up toxic waste, then there won’t be any left. And in addition, organisms can be genetically engineered to discover the function of certain genes (Wikipedia). Therefore, this will help discover the functions of certain genes, and then we would discover the different function. Technology is what pushes us ahead of all the other countries in the world, and if we stop it, we will lose our dominant status and lose the economic forward. Not only could genetic engineering help to advance in the technological field of science, it could also potentially provide cheap and nutritious food. There are many generations of genetically engineered crops.
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