The Dilemma of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

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The practice of creating transgenic organisms has always been a controversial subject. Although there will always be environmentalists and religious groups who will oppose genetic engineering, overall it is accepted throughout the world. Today, scientists have created many ways of genetically modifying animals for various uses. Scientists have invented ways to change genes in many animals to make them live longer, be healthier, reach sexual maturity faster, and to have higher reproductive yields. Yet a debate that has plagued transgenic research for a long time: are these genetically modified organisms, GMOs, safe if they are released in the wild. Many say no, and in theory, the GM organisms could wipe out there natural species and take over in the environment. In her article “Unleash the Aliens,” Joanna Marchant discusses two research projects that are trying to ensure that there will not be a risk to nature at all. William Muir and Richard Howard at Purdue University run the first project. Muir and Howard have developed a way of detecting any dangerous GM organisms befo...
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