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We live in a world where plastic surgery and body modification is thenorm So it only makes sense that we now have figured out a way tobecome better than the norm even superhuman all through the amazingdiscoveries in science We have figured out how to manipulate the humangenome to remove diseases from the germ line completely wiping them outof your family We have figured out how to greatly increase theintelligence level of an individual and how to pass this intelligencedown to future generations I am sure you are wondering what is thecatch Well I am going to argue from a philosophical standpoint whygenetic engineering is morally permissible The grounds of my argumentbased on natural evolution and how it is not great or fully natural inour day and age We are advancing at a much faster rate than naturalevolution can handle and it only makes sense to let the works ofscience step in It is often reported that roughly 70 of foods in the US containsome ingredients from genetically engineered crops but most of theseingredients are byproducts such as oil starch or sweeteners derivedfrom just three GMO crops soybeans corn and sugar beets PaarlbergThere are three main ways to alter the genetic information of anorganism The first being environmental changes accidental geneticeffects such as humans over time becoming taller or more intelligentThe second is selective breeding intended genetic changes such aschoosing embryos or selecting mates The third is genetic engineeringthe altering of genes to change an organisms characteristics or traitsThere is both positive and negative genetic engineering Positivegenetic engineering refers to modification that will make the organismgreater than that of a natural bread human being Negative engineeringis the term used when the purpose of modification is to bring thesubject up to normal standards such as healing an organ or removing adisease or disorder Another subset of genetic engineering is done inthe germ line and this type of genetic engineering is referred to asgerm line genetic
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