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Suppose that scientists produce a genetically modified bee that is incapable of stinging. They believe that this bee could compete with the natural honeybee and replace it in the environment. Proponents argue that the bee should be released to save the lives that are lost each year due to bee sting allergies. How would you respond to the proposed release of this bee? Why?

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Chapter 16, Problem 68E
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Suppose that scientists produce a genetically modified bee that is incapable of stinging. They believe that this bee could compete with the natural honeybee and replace it in the environment. Proponents argue that the bee should be released to save the lives that are lost each year due to bee sting allergies. How would you respond to the proposed release of this bee? Why?

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Interpretation:

Genetically modified bees should be released in the environment to save the lives that are lost each year due to bee sting allergies, is to be discussed.

Concept Introduction:

Genetic engineering can be explained as the alteration of an organism’s genetic makeup to eliminate undesirable characteristics or to introduce desirable ones.

A lot of work has been done in genetic engineering with the focus on increasing plant and animal food production, diagnosing disease conditions, and production of vaccines and other useful drugs.

Explanation of Solution

The release of genetically modified bees will dominate and destroy conventional bee strains. The sting of genetically modified bees may introduce new allergy risks...

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