Pros And Cons Of Genetic Engineering

Good Essays
What is Genetic Engineering? Genetic Engineering is the modification of a characteristic of an organism using biotechnology. In other words, genetic engineering is when you change a gene in an organism. How does this work? A donor gives his genes to another person. If that person has any defects in them, this can be fixed put putting that gene in the other person's bloodstream. Genetic Engineering can be also known as “GE”. What is GMO?. GMO is a genetically modified organism, genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. The University of Wyoming took the DNA of spiders which produce silk and put them in the goats DNA. After a few days, spider silk has been found in the goats milk. This way, we can make more clothes and possibly armour of of spider silk as it is extremely strong. In addition, a new program, CRISPR/Cas9 transforms triple genes into a pig. Pigs generally have low body fat. But, with this pigs get more fat and don’t need food to get more body fat. This way, more pigs can survive and farmers can stop spending…show more content…
Golden rice is a rice containing the vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency causes blindness and need of glasses in over 140 million people in 118 nations. Because of this invaluable invention, the percent of people with eye problems could decrease by more than 70%. Why do we use genetic engineering and why was it developed? For humans and animals, many defective genes can be fixed, missing genes filled in, diseases stopped. This could save thousands of lives in the world. Genetic Engineering can be used in medicine. For example, many people can’t afford to go to the doctor. What if you have a banana with the nutrients of 10 bananas? You could get much more nutrients. What if you could have a banana with a medicine which cures a fever? You could save yourself from spending lots of money on going to the doctor and buying
Get Access