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Genetic Engineering Vs. Genetic Enhancement?

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Genetic engineering versus genetic enhancement
When it comes to the topic of genetic enhancement versus genetic engineering there is a debate whether which of these theories should be pursued, whereas some are convinced that genetic enhancement could help future generations in becoming smarter, faster and taller others maintain that genetic engineering can make future generations healthier. My own view however is that genetic engineering would help cure disesase and should be pursued, but genetic enhancement should not be allowed.
These two theories have been a contoversial topic, because it is not a common theme or a topic people have knowledge about, and eventually become alarmed at the thought that these theories could be carried out,
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The principal purpose of genetic engineering is to cure deadly diseases, contrary the principal purpose of genetic enhancement is to improve the human capacities, for example make them more handsome , taller or more smarter.
The pricipal reason why genetic enhancement should not be allowed is because it would limit children 's autonomy to shape their own destinies. Dr. Arthur Caplan Ph.D. serves as Chief of the Division of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, states “Renegade scientists and totalitarian loonies are not the folks most likely to abuse genetic engineering. You and I are--not because we are bad, but because we want to do good. In a world dominated by competition, parents understandably want to give their kids every advantage. ... The most likely way for eugenics to enter into our lives is through the front door as nervous parents ... Will fall over one another to be first to give Junior a better set of genes” (Caplan). The essences of
Caplan 's argument is that,if these theory is allowed perhaps the scientists would not be the
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The English embryologist Ian Wilmut state “I see nothing wrong ethically with the idea of correcting single gene defects [through genetic engineering]. But I am concerned about any other kind of intervention, for anything else would be an experiment, [which would] impose our will on future generations [and take unreasonable chances] with their welfare ... [Thus] such intervention is beyond the scope of consideration.” (Wilmut) .Wilmuts point is that genetic engineering would help future generations to become healthier, and it could be more affordable, it will be cheaper to cure a disease rather than trying to control it for years.
Yet some readers may challenge my opinion by insisting that genetic enhancement would have many benefits it will improve humans, for example improving the childs intelligence or give the parents the oportunity to select the pysical characteristic of the baby. All these are true, but this would be for the sole desire to satisfy superficial longings,genetic enhancement also can
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