Trials. Genetic Engineering Is Commonly Found In Agriculture

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Trials Genetic engineering is commonly found in agriculture and within the past few years scientists began animal experimentation, but this technology is now touching upon human embryos. “The first field experiments of food crops that had been genetically modified using recombinant DNA technology began in 1987” (Range, Gabriel).The trial consisted of extending the shelf life of tomatoes. Animals are the next trial class “animals that have been safely genetically engineered (GE) include cattle, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, fish, rats, and mice.” (Genetically Engineered Animals: Frequently Asked Questions). Both genetically engineered food and animals are controversial among the public eye, and now with the addition of …show more content…

In his view (Bostrom), genetic enhancement is an important long-range issue like climate change or financial planning by nations, ‘since human problem-solving ability is a factor in every challenge we face.’”(Regalado, Antonio). The perplexing idea of notified humans is trouble some to many and carries a bad stigma, but as with any technology as years progress so will the advancements and in the medical field, its potential use. Distribution and Regulation Genome editing is relatively new, but the field has surged. Because of the exponential growth this field has experienced, there is no regulation of what can be done in the lab. While this gives scientist the ability to conduct an expanse of research it gives rise to the ethically behind designer babies and the repercussions that could exacerbate existing social, cultural, and economic inequalities. Concerns regarding distribution of health care are long standing. Because health plays such a vital role in the opportunities available to a person, it is fair to argue that society must provide adequate health care services in order to guarantee its citizens a normal opportunity

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