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The Molecular Revolution box “Engineering Animals to Do Chemistry” describes a pig whose genes have been modified to contain human genetic material. Some have criticized the genetic engineering of animals, accusing geneticists of trying to play God. What do you think? Should we tinker with an animal’s genetic makeup if the potential outcome is the saving of human lives and a reduction of human suffering? Why or why not?

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Chemistry In Focus

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ISBN: 9781337399692
Chapter 4, Problem 58E
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The Molecular Revolution box “Engineering Animals to Do Chemistry” describes a pig whose genes have been modified to contain human genetic material. Some have criticized the genetic engineering of animals, accusing geneticists of trying to play God. What do you think? Should we tinker with an animal’s genetic makeup if the potential outcome is the saving of human lives and a reduction of human suffering? Why or why not?

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Interpretation:

The different thoughts on “the potential outcome of altering the animal’s genetics” are to be discussed.

Concept Introduction:

Scientists modified the genes of a pig named Genie in order to generate a human protein C, a blood protein crucial for blood clotting which is absent in hemophiliacs.

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The alteration of an animal’s gene into medical compounds in order to save human lives and reduction of human s...

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