The Pros And Cons Of Genetic Engineering

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In the 1980’s, the world was being introduced to the usefulness of computers. People read science fiction of how one day a supercomputer could fit in the palm of your hand, and that everyone in the world could be connected in a virtual network. Then science fiction became a reality. The smartphone revolutionized our daily lives and crept into every aspect of society. Society is at a similar time now, where the idea of genetically engineering organisms to change their genetic code is becoming reality. Genetic engineering brings up scientific obstacles to climb over, ethical roadblocks, and the idea of spitting in the face of mother nature's carefully crafted earth.. But the advantages of this new technology are too large to be overlooked for much longer. Every aspect of genetic engineering from GMOs to altering the human genome should be socially acceptable and be heavily funded from as many sources as possible. For years now, scientists have been using this technology to turn bacteria into insulin producing powerhouses (Junod). This is well known and accepted by everyone because of how useful it is to society. But when the tables turn to genetically modified organisms, more commonly referred to as GMOs, people are afraid of the consequences. With recently discovered technologies scientists can now enter the genome of our common crops and change just a single layer of code. This technique could be used to make fruits grow bigger and stay ripe longer or make corn

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