Genetic Engineering In Brave New World

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Methods of genetic engineering in our world differ tremendously from methods used in the novel. In Brave New World, DNA manipulation is a perfectly accepted process used to create individuals who will later be predestined to varying social classes. Bokanovsky’s Process is a method of genetic engineering in Brave New World that can create hundreds of embryos from one singular egg. The Podsnap Technique involves increasing the speed of maturation of eggs, so one ovary may produce more eggs that are fertilized at the same time. These differ greatly from techniques used in our society: somatic, cloning, and germline methods. Somatic engineering targets specific genes, rather than sperm or eggs (Alberts, 2002). Germline engineering, on the other

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