Genetic Engineering Today "Ever 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 Shelley's Frankenstein.
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