Genetic Engineering: Good or Bad?

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Introduction With the dawn of modern genetic technology, new problems and possibilities arise. The ability to modify the genes of living organisms is a very controversial subject, spawning many debates about its uses, ethics, and dangers. On one hand, the possibility of modifying livestock and plants to produce more food and useful products is tempting. Medical uses for genetic modification are also abundant, and can change medicine for the better. On the other hand, problems about the ethicality of tampering with the natural world, legal rights on genetically altered organisms, and various possible negative effects on the environment bring up the question: Is it worth the risk to use this technology? Pros | Cons | Genetically …show more content…

It could be used to treat defects, but in doing that it could cause another. Genetically modifying a food source would introduce new allergens and toxin. The addition of new genetic material could change which genes in plants would be in ways “turned off or on”. If these were given to humans it could turn on previously inactive genes in the genome could have serious

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