Genetic Engineering: Brave New World

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Genetic engineering has been around for many years and is widely used all over the planet. Many people don’t realize that genetic engineering is part of their daily lives and diet. Today, almost 70 percent of processed foods from a grocery store were genetically engineered. Genetic engineering can be in plants, foods, animals, and even humans. Although debates about genetic engineering still exist, many people have accepted due to the health benefits of gene therapy. The lack of knowledge has always tricked people because they only focused on the negative perspective of genetic engineering and not the positive perspective. In this paper, I will be talking about how Genetic engineering is connected to Brave New World, how the history of genetic engineering impacts the world, how genetic engineering works, how people opinions are influenced, how the side effects can be devastating, how the genetic engineering can be beneficial for the society and also how the ethical issues affect people’s perspective. Brave New World is a city that produces mechanical offspring and manipulates science to genetically modify citizens. In the novel, Brave New World, the citizens are all genetically modified. For example, the babies are born in the Fertilizing Room where the scientists follow the Bokanovsky Process in order to produce offspring. The novel starts by the Director explaining how the modern fertilizing process is done when he says, “a brief description of the modern fertilizing process; spoke first, of course, of its surgical introduction- “the operation undergone voluntarily for the good of Society…how the eggs which it contained were inspected for abnormalities counted and transferred to a porous receptacle…” The government of Brave Ne... ... middle of paper ... ...New York Times, 23 Feb. 2014. Web. 19 Apr. 2013. "Genetic Engineering." GRACE Communications Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2013. . "Genetically engineered foods: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 5 July 2012. Web. 20 Apr. 2013. . . Karimi, Shireen. "GMO Timeline: A History of Genetically Modified Foods - GMO Inside." GMO Inside. Rosebud, 10 Mar. 2013. Web. 19 Apr. 2013. . Shah, Anup . "Is GE Food Safe?." - Global Issues. N.p., 20 Jan. 2002. Web. 20 Apr. 2013.
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