Genetic Engineers Are People Who Alter The Deoxyribose

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Genetic engineers are people who alter the deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) of organisms. These engineers do this in order to enhance/modify the characteristics of an organism. With this process, vegetation can become bug-resistant and/or have better nutritional value. Deists have disliked the field of genetic engineering due to the belief that genetic engineers are “playing God.” Despite the opposition by religious people and the secular society, one would believe that genetic engineering has the potential to serve society in a beneficial way. People with Type 1 diabetes have benefited from this field, and the amount of herbicides and insecticides that are sprayed on select produce has reduced as a result of genetic engineers’ processes.…show more content…
This close entanglement of crops, by default, produced new organisms, which was speculated by________ in _______ when he planted different species of plants in a bed which resulted in a new species of plants. The cultivation of these domestic crops was possible, however, because the DNA of the plants were sufficiently similar. Genetic engineering most commonly involves only selecting specific genomes to be introduced to a completely different species, which has sparked controversy when scientific processes were introduced in the 1970s. David A. Jackson, Robert H. Simmons, and Paul Berg confirmed that they were able to combine DNA of the monkey virus Simion Virus-40, with a lambda virus, by following the scientific method and claiming intellectual property (Jackson, David A., Robert H. Symons, and Paul Berg, 1972). Once it was discovered that genetic modification could occur, the first genetically modified organisms were produced by Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen in 1973. Since then, peoples have been resistant to the genetically modified organisms because of this “unnaturalness” idea. Specifically, GM foods in supermarkets is of concern. The most common GM foods are corn and soy, which are incorporated into the typical American diet. Dr. Hannes Stephan, an expert on the impacts of GMOs details in his monogram, “Cultural Politics and the Transatlantic Divide over GMOs” the social impact these organisms have on the United States. He specifies

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