Genetic Engineering: Therapeutic vs Enhancement Essay

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Thesis : Children’s genes should be left untouched unless there is something terribly wrong, such as a sickness or disease.
I. Our world has become obsessed with the idea of enhancements.
     A. Most common among young adults.
     B. Want to be perfect in every way.
     C. Think genetic enhancement is the answer.
II. Genetic enhancements are going to revolutionize the world of tomorrow.
     A. Types of Genetic enhancements:
          1. Change Hair Color.
          2. Change Eye Color.
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On the other hand, the other form of genetic engineering, gene enhancement is the idea of improving average typical genes to be above average. Therapeutic treatment is acceptable, if parents can prevent their child from having a serious or fatal disease, they should be able to pay for genetic treatment if they can afford to do so. However, I completely disagree with the process of genetic enhancement; a parent should not be able to alter their child’s genes from typical or average to above average. If humans even consider gene enhancement for their children, they should revise what is morally and ethically right and wrong. The thought of parents one day being able to enhance or perfect the genes of their expected child is by all means wrong. Children should not be born into a world where their ultimate choices have been made by their parents before the moment of their birth. Children’s genes should be left untouched unless there is something terribly wrong, such as a sickness or disease.

After recently entering the new millennium, our world has become obsessed with the idea of enhancements. This obsession is most common among young adults. Young adults these days feel pressured to look a certain way, to have exact amounts of muscle or body fat, to have a certain IQ, and to obtain a certain status. A large part of the problem comes

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