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Genetic Engineering Today The Reinvention of Frankensteins LabEver since James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA three decades ago scientists have been experimenting with altering the genetic makeup of living matter to transform plants animals and microscopic organisms There is no end to the positive things genetic engineering can accomplish McAuliffe 16 But are there more negative entities to genetic engineering than positive This essay will examine the question What is genetic engineering the moral issues concerning genetic engineering and finally relate these topics to the formation of the creature in Mary Shelleys FrankensteinGenetic engineering is a term applied to techniques that alter the genes heredity material or combination of genes in an organism World Book 85 Every living organism contains genes All genes carry information pertaining to the organisms characteristics By changing a gene in an organism scientists can produce different traits in an organism andor its descendants World Book 85 Researchers have found many important uses for genetic engineering in such fields as medicine industry and agriculture Many new uses are predicted for the future World Book 87With the arrival of human genetic engineering humanity approaches a crossroads in its own technological history It will soon be possible to engineer and produce human beings by the same technological design principles as we now employ in our industrial processes Rifkin 12 In other words the final goal of genetic engineering is to perfect the human race Although genetic engineering has many benefits such as gene splicing combining genes to cure genetic disorders it causes concern among many people Some people oppose genetic engineering because they fear that harmful uncontrollable bacteria might be produced accidentally Others worry about possible environmental damage by the deliberate introduction of organisms whose heredity has been altered In addition many people question the morality of manipulating the genetic material of living creatures World Book 86 Whom do we designate to play God It is very likely that
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