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Science is a creature that continues to evolve at an ever-increasing rate The transformation from tree shrew to ape to human far exceeds the time for the transformation time from an analytical machine to a calculator to a computer However science in the past has always remained distant Science has allowed advances in production transportation and even entertainment but never in history will science have an affect on our lives as genetic engineering will undoubtedly do For the last decade science has made vast improvements in genetics monitored by the Human Genome Project The goal of this organization is to identify and understand the entire genetic constitution They have the daunting task of identifying and mapping all of the eighty thousand genes in human DNA they are making new discoveries weekly Reuterlinkextra With these discoveries comes many implications In reviewing the literature genetic engineering needs to be banned because of the social religious ethical and legal implicationsThe first step to understanding genetic engineering is to know the start of its creation Genetics achieved its first foothold on the secrets of natures evolutionary process when an Austrian Monk named Gregor Mendel developed the basics of how genetics work Using this scientist studied the characteristics of organisms for the next one hundred years following Mendels discoveries These early studies concluded that each organism has two sets of character determinants genes Stableford 16 For instance in regards to eye color a child could receive one set of genes from his or her father that were encoded one blue the other brown The same child could also receive from its mother two brown genes The conclusion is that the child would have a three out of four chance of having brown eyes and a one out if four chance of having blue eyes Stableford 16Inside every person is Deoxyribonucleic acid or more commonly known as DNA DNA exist as two long fine strands of DNA spiraling into the famous
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