Genetic Engineering : The Future Of The Human Race

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Genetic Engineering? No Way The future of the human race is in your hands. Though it may not feel that way in your everyday routines, the decisions you make will distinctively impact your children’s live, their children’s lives, etc. Genetic engineering is sparking questions among the human race whether or not it is the next step. Creating a test tube baby I in order for parents to conceive a child is one thing but genetically modifying the human race is against human nature. Genetic engineering should be prohibited because it could be difficult for a child to live up to the expectations of their parents, parents possess unconditional love for their child, and genetic engineering is not the answer for our future. If parents begin to pick and choose particular traits their child will obtain as an individual, it is not allowing them to be their own person. In the novel, Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress, the parents brainstormed traits they wanted their child to acquire such as “A girl. Blonde. Green eyes. Tall. Slender.” (pg 6). Parents should have the free will to use science techniques to conceive a child, but going as far as specific gender, traits she would possess, and how her body shape will be does not giving that child a chance to choose how they want themselves to be. Each person has full authority over their own body. That is the law. Every parent wants the absolute best for their child, but going as far as altering their genes to create their “perfect child” is
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