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Genetic Engineering: Issue or Solution?

            Over the years, development in scientific research has increased tremendously. Genetic engineering is also known as genetic modification. These modifications are direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology (Boundless). Many of these discoveries have raised global ethical issues. Genetic engineering in humans is one of those ethical issues have scientists and opposing parties debating whether it is ethically right or wrong. I will argue that genetic modification should be pursued and is ethically right to some extent. This issue is relevant due to the fact scientist will try anything to cure diseases and allow society to live a better life. The ethical issue arises as genetic engineering could be used in the wrong way, such as using it to get specific traits for children. On the other side, genetic modification has valuable factors that could be used to cure diseases, drug delivery throughout the body and eliminate future illnesses in unborn children. To prove that genetic modifications should be pursued to the three important factors as stated previously will be explained to show the true benefits of such research outweigh the negative sides. .
             Genetic engineering can be used to cure many diseases with further research. Since the true potential is not fully unlocked, research should be pursued. The Tech, Museum of Innovation illustrates how many diseases are passed on from our older generations. Since our understanding is limited at the moment. Scientists are yet to discover how to fix specific DNA strands to eliminate genetic diseases, such as Cystic Fibrosis and Huntington's disease (Pearce). Gene therapy is the newest discovery where a working gene is added to a cell which contains a broken gene. Gene therapy could also be used to cure cancer since broken genes cause cancer. X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency is successfully cured with gene therapy (Hoyt).

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