Although cloning has its benefits it also has its downfalls and because of this it is a very controversial topic in today’s society. I believe genetic engineering has more benefits than disadvantages because it will eliminate diseases, especially those that are known to cause premature death. First off, it is understandable that genetic engineering seems to be unethical and because of this people have different thoughts and opinions based on this subject. Taking an embryo stem cell would cause destruction of the embryo to save the other person’s life, and some people see this as religiously and morally incorrect. However the big picture isn’t seen by many, and by allowing genetic engineering we will be able to save so many people’s lives that we never thought could be possible.
It is true that there may be risks involved, nonetheless, it should be acknowledge that science has provided us with many beneficial advancement that at one poi... ... middle of paper ... ...st themselves have recognized the problems that it could bring to the environment, therefore created a method where the modified eggs could all be made sterile at one time. (West, 2006). Genetic engineering is one of the most controversial aspects of science, with countless benefits to be obtain from it. Just like any new scientific discovery there is always a likelihood of risks, but, with proper research and environmental precautions, genetic engineering could help us improve life on earth. Genetic engineering has helped combat with vitamin deficiencies, with crop yields, and numerous healthcare treatments.
New inventions have granted humans the power to manipulate this DNA, allowing us to change the traits of the organism (Genetic). Unfortunately, this process has not been completely perfected. Many critics of genetic engineering advocate that we adopt a “precautionary principle” mindset, in which society as a whole rejects gene manipulation in practice until we have completely perfected the process, so as to avoid any drastic mistakes that could permanently affect an innocent being (White). In theory, genetic engi... ... middle of paper ... ...igner Babies: The Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering." MIT Undergraduate Journal 12 (2009).
Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned The issues concerning human reproductive cloning are shrouded in controversy, perhaps overshadowing the true advantages of cloning technology. Therapeutic cloning, which is often misunderstood as reproductive cloning, is less controversial than the latter as it does not involve the creating of an individual being. Instead, vital stem cells are extracted from human embryos, in order to generate tissues and organs for transplant. The goal of this process is strictly to harvest stem cells, resulting in the creation of “cloned organs”, which can be used to treat heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. However, because reproductive cloning involves the creation of a specific being with specific characteristics it is much more controversial, and has much more at stake than therapeutic cloning.
A major reason some people feel it is acceptable to clone human embryos is for the benefits of infertile couples (13). These embryos would be transported through the process of in vitro fertilization, but they would not be like typical in vitro fertilization processes. Since many in vitro births do not succeed, researchers have found that it may be possible to clone the in vitro embryos and allow the couple to have more chances a... ... middle of paper ... ...ve no benefit to anyone. I feel it leads to a child feeling like they are not good enough because they are not who they are expected to be. I also feel it leads to guilt within the child, and a feeling of failure.
This may be a be... ... middle of paper ... ...mpowers scientists to eliminate disorders from the human genome and will soon allow parents to choose the traits and genetic factors of their children. However, the risks involved in genetic engineering of human genome are far too great. Genetic engineering is unnatural; but it is not bad. Until we have sufficient knowledge on the risks of genetic engineering, the risks to all the future descendants of the individuals outweigh the benefits to the small number of the individuals. The lack of knowledge should limit the advancement of genetic engineering.
Human genetic engineering is the science of manipulating an individual’s genetic makeup, with the intention of altering observable traits. The genes are manipulated our to make our bodies better in IQ and muscle strength. The changes would be inheritable and passed down through the generations. I recall from the article, “From ... ... middle of paper ... ...ents and scientists are not looking at the ethics, they are looking at competent fetus that are able to survive in society. Many scientists do not feel what they are doing is wrong.
Phil Stephens, who has pioneered an in vitro test for ulcer treatments based on genetic manipulation states, “Scientist always want a better model for their experiments so as to get better, more accurate results. If a non-animal method can work better than an animal method, great. Not only does it yield better results, it’s a lot cheaper” (qtd. in Speaking of Research). In other words, scientists don’t like the fact that they have to test animals, but they have no other choice.
Germline engineering one may have the power to allow parents to "enhance" their children to be more intelligent, more athletic, more attractive, healthier, and overall to have more of the good characteristics we would like for our children. If people would be genetically improved, it would benefit the society as a whole, just as it is already seen with gifted people. Improvement by germline is the rational conclusion of defensive medicine, since destroying a unneeded gene from the gene pool is like destroying smallpox from the populace. Finally, germline engineering will occur even if forbidden, since there will be demand and people prepared to pay. It is better to legalize this practice, so it can be safely regulate, rather than strengthening possible abuses and black
And it is ignorance that is o... ... middle of paper ... ...ous and immoral things, it also has allowed us to live life easier. There is no doubt that technology has helped our society but it also has weakened our ability to do things manually. Technological research should continue to help better the lives of human being but there are boundaries that should not be cross, especially when moral and ethic values are questioned. Works Cited Bishop, Michael. "Enemies of Promise."