Should Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos?

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Issue Investigation

Should scientists genetically modify human embryos?

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There is an argument in mind to whether humans should be able to chose to design their pre-born babies.

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Introduction
Have you ever wondered if it is possible to genetically engineer and design babies before they are born?
It is Widely considered a revolutionary scientific breakthrough, genetic engineering has been on a path toward changing the world since its introduction in 1973 by Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer. However, as genetic engineering slowly catches the attention and permeates the lives of humanity, the morals and ethics start to rise and get the public attention. We are now left to question whether the change brought on by such a discovery bring benefits and positive change, or damage and destruction. It is all up to us as a culture to decide and chose our path for a better future. Genetic engineering is justified through applied bioethics and despite arguments against its societal implantation, should be fully utilized in efforts to develop into the 21st century.

Scientific Basis
Genetic engineering refers to the technology used to alter and transport genomes and organisms, effectively shaping them to the desire or will of the geneticist. Genetic engineering can also be referred to as Genetic Modification or Genetic Manipulation (Genetics). Organisms that undergo or are created by the process of genetic engineering are…
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