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The Implications Of Genetic Diseases In Jurassic Park

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Behind the genes

One of the most famous quotes from the movie “Jurassic Park” states as follows, “Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, that they didn't stop to think if they should.” This quote was made by the character who is acted by Jeff Goldblum. When saying this, in the movie, he was in the presentation room. There was a presentation of how the scientists gathered the DNA from mosquitos that fed off of dinosaur blood. This movie is based off of the reality of technology and science today. Scientists can actually bring back an extinct species or even alter other desired genes. Many benefits from altering genes exist, but some are viewed as morally unacceptable.
The least controversial and most beneficial gene altering capability is the ability to cure genetic diseases. There are a number of genetic diseases, and scientists have the ability to cure these diseases by changing the DNA of the affected organism. Imagine a world without down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, and Huntington's disease. Families that have dealt with these diseases know all too well how horrid the symptoms are. Cystic fibrosis causes the victim to cough, have repeated lung infections, possess the inability to gain weight, and has fatty stools. Huntington's disease causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, and sometimes is called the deterioration of the brain. Down syndrome symptoms include intellectual disability, developmental delays,
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