Ethical Dilemmas Of Genetic Engineering: The Ethics Of Genetic Engineering

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One of the ethical issues of today that the medical field is facing is about genetic engineering. A genetic engineering technology also known as genetic modification is a way in which the organism’s genetic genome, a complete set of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), is being directly manipulated using biotechnology. You can customize your offspring by having the opportunity to choose which genetic trait your unborn child should posses, best examples are gender, eyes and the color of the hair. Genetic engineering in lay man’s term is designer baby. The idea of genetic modification has started to cure illnesses by replacing an unhealthy DNA of an unborn child to a healthy one to eliminate the occurrence of diseases that can be carried out hereditarily such as cancer, Tay-sachs, Huntington’s, sickle-cell anemia, cystic fibrosis or diseases which is caused by abnormality of chromosome development like down syndrome and autism. Genetic screening and embryo selection benefits the society by reducing the occurrence and soon eradicating these kinds of diseases which is incurable and has a high cost of medical care and support. The genome project has been completed years ago. I must say we have not gone too far yet because our scientists just have found another way to improve the genes of the next generation and they are still interested to make new findings. They are pushing to the next level and working everything until this genetic engineering will become a reality. They have already

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