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He argues that playing god with genetics is immoral and that it will bring into being a society "biologically evil in ways we can scarcely imagine." Genetic engineering is the science of designing a human being's genes to fit specified criteria. You could determine your potential child's future by choosing its gender, skin colour, level of intelligence - the list is infinite. Paul Johnson is concerned that genetic engineering fits all too well into our consumer society. If we want something, we are accustomed to getting it and will pay large sums of money to attain it.
Various people are treated wrongly and unequal due to the information of the differences in their DNA. Inequality among humans is a dangerous aspect of society. For centuries it has been fueled by arrogance and hatred. Michael Kirby, a former Australian jurist, states that the “great dangers from adverse discrimination lie principally in the context of social arrangements which may be affected by knowledge about an individual’s genetic makeup.” Genetic discrimination does not only affect the individual; it affects their family and friends too because “employers can also use DNA information to decide whether to hire or fire workers” (National Human Genome Institute). If the employer decides to not hire the individual, he or she will not be able to provide... ... middle of paper ... .... As of now, people are being discriminated through employment and insurance companies but it can lead to something bigger and worse.
We might end up with a new disease that can cause the human extinctions. We don’t know in the long run how the genetically individual will be affected. According to Danielle Simmons, in her article "Genetic Inequality: Human Genetic Engineering" states scientists discovered a gene that is linked to memory, when modified this gene in mice greatly improved learning and memory, but it also caused increased sensitivity to pain this raises the problem of safety (Simmons, Daniel). Furthermore, Genetic engineering is morally and ethically wrong. Giving a child characteristics that the parents don’t possess will creat... ... middle of paper ... ...ris Naff.