Also, overpopulation is already a major issue in the world and in curing all diseases it will only add to this issue. Diseases are a part of nature and are not easy to tame. When diseases are exterminated by genetic engineering, creations of other diseases will most likely transpire. Curing all diseases would be a fantastic task and accomplishment, but we must know the consequences that may come
Case Study 2: Animal Cloning Organism: Moa (Dinornithidae) and Sheep (Ovis aries) The first successful mammal was cloned in the form of Dolly the sheep in 1996. She was cloned at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland, and lived there until her death when she was six years old. Animal cloning involves the procedure of producing a new multicellular organism that is genetically identical to another. This is carried out with the use of somatic cell nuclear transfer. Somatic cell nuclear transfer involves the transfer of a nucleus from the donor cell to an egg from which the nucleus has been removed or; to a cell from a blastocyst from which the nucleus has been removed.
Scientific method is a rational order of steps by which scientists and the rest of us use to solve specific problems and or to find new discoveries about the world around us. This is also a method that helps us organize our thoughts and procedures as well as helps us collect quantifiable, empirical evidence in an experimentation associated to a hypothesis. The Scientific Method comprise of five simple steps such as Making observations, Form a hypothesis, Test the hypothesis, Analyze data, and State conclusion. Making observations is the first step in understanding the problem. This step helps you know how you want to go about your research because observations triggers a question that addresses the problem or topic you want to research.
Scientifics discover or invent things trough technology for beneficial use, but what happen if things that scientists invented aren't beneficial? Most likely they have repercussions that eventually can affect. The technological advances of the last century lead to new projects, through genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Interest in artificial life appears in the classical Greco-Latinos. We can see this idea taking as a basic point of reference in the work of Shelley with Frankenstein, which analyses taking into account the
Did you know that the first fully documented woolly mammoth skeleton was discovered in 1799..Probably not right? Is it ethical for scientist to clone woolly mammoths? Well if they do clone a mammoth and bring them back where would they live? I think it is ethical i say that because they already have the DNA to clone the mammoth . it would be a good thing to experience how there life was before our time.
An ethical implication of the use of CRISPR is that the change made to the gene will be passed on between multiple generations. Therefore, there is lasting consequence in the family. The technology can alter the human genome. However, this alteration is beneficial as DNA mutation diseases can be eliminated which will positively impact society by allowing a higher quality of life to those who would have suffered the disease. (yourgenome, 2017) The other ethical controversy of CRISPR is designer babies.
GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. The reason why genetically modified food is so bad is because we do not know the health risks of GMOs, yet. Although, there have been several tests on animals to see what the possible health problems associated with GMOs. The test results revealed that many of the animals showed signs of organ damage, infertility, and immune system disorders. One of the main health problems that concern many scientists is that the genetically modified organism may pass on mutant genes to bacteria in your GI tract.
Leukemia, autoimmune disorders, and blood diseases are all disease that can harm and hurt people. These disease could be fixed with one simple fix: stem cell therapy. While stem cell therapy can be very beneficial. Much is still not known about research for stem cells. Most stem cells come from two sources; either healthy adults or from embryos.
As technology advances, more things become possible. One of these things is genetically modifying a baby, this is very wrong. Genetic modifying or genetic engineering is altering someone or something’s DNA. Scientists hope to cure diseases with this method but doing this can lead to some harmful effects. This process is very unethical.
Animal testing is defined as “the use of non-human animals in research and development projects, especially for purposes of determining the safety of substances such as foods or drugs” (Dictionary.com). This experimentation has been practiced since around 500 BCE, and has allowed the human race to discover many things that otherwise would have not been discovered (ProCon). The use of animal testing has increased, due to its many necessary benefits, such as: helping form vaccinations and uncovering new diseases in the specific species being tested on (AALAS). However, many animal activist groups such as, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), have spoken out against the issue. These groups claim animal testing to be “inhumane”