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The Effects of Genetic Engineering Some scientists involved in the field of genetic research have been moving toward the goal of being able to change DNA To some people this is the chance for a better and healthier life but there are other people fear that it is playing God and trying to program a human being Each of these views is right in certain ways Genetic engineering could be used to enhance peoples lives but it could also be used to harm peoples lives If future research produces more effective and accurate processes to manipulate human DNA scientists will be able to create cures for diseases that are not curable today Even birth defects could be almost totally eliminated if doctors were able to change a childs genes before birth The process could also be adapted to cure hereditary diseases and prevent them from passing to future generations It could also allow people with family histories of diseases such as cancer to fix their genetic predisposition to the disease Another way that genetic engineering could affect our lives is its application to plants and animals used for food If farmers breed plants and animals specifically engineered to produce more meat or fruit faster and easier than normal then food would become cheaper and more plentiful In addition genetic engineering might allow the creation of better tasting or more nutritious foods Genetic engineering can also be applied in the fight against diseases Through genetic engineering people could maintain their lifestyles without the threat of AIDS or cancer People of the world would not have to live in fear of contracting a deadly virus or hereditary disease In theory genetic engineering can accomplish this Genetic engineering can improve the health of society tremendously then as it is known today Today genetic engineering is used in the fight against problems such as cystic fibrosis the bubble boy disease diabetes and several more Cystic
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