Genetic Engineering And The Human Race

1974 Words Jul 26th, 2016 8 Pages
The Hopes of Human Genetic Engineering are Dreadful If the world had the possibility to be a healthier one, one can rest assure that it would make that possibility a reality. However, the world already has been having that possibility through genetic engineering, but at the same time, it has remained a possibility and not a reality. With this in mind, one must wonder why; why has it remained a possibility? In order to successfully answer this, it is important to understand what genetic engineering is, and how it could allow the world, specifically the human race, to become healthier. In his article, “What’s Genetic Engineering,” Remy Melina, a staff writer for Live Science, defines genetic engineering as the use of technology to manipulate the genetic composition of an organism (Melina). Basically genetic engineering consists of a process in which genes of an organism are changed to get a desired result. As of now, genetic engineering has been used on animals and plants, but the possibility of a healthier world relies on human genetic engineering. According to The Center for Genetics and Society, a nonprofit information and public affairs organization, human genetic engineering is the potential of changing inherited genes of future children (“About Human Germline Gene Editing”). Considering the possibility of a healthier world, human genetic engineering could be used to modify, clone, and transform genes. Nevertheless the idea of genetically modifying humans is still not…
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