Essay On The Pros And Cons Of Genetic Engineering

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G This essay is going to present the issue of genetic engineering with its pros and cons. Genetic engineering is the modification of an organism’s genetic composition by artificial means which often involves the transfer of specific traits from one organism into a plant or animal of an entirely different species (Grace Communications Foundation. ND). The results of the process are called GMO (Genetically modified organism) or a transgenic. Genetic engineering enables the creation of animals, plants by changing the genes in a way that does not occur naturally in order to obtain desired traits. It has prone to concerns, and one of the main questions raised about GMO is the whether it is ethical to do so. In the following few pages, the essay …show more content…

By incorporating a human protein into bananas, potatoes, and tomatoes, researchers have been able to successfully create edible vaccines for hepatitis B, cholera, and rotavirus, --“As a result one of the main advantages of genetic engineering is the fact that it has potential to prevent a larger number of diseases. The prevalent advantage of genetic engineering has potential solution to poverty in the world. Since the population is increasing and the natural resources are decreasing innovation in terms of genetic engineering is the only way to meet the needs that the world faces. It is estimated that in 50 years the population will increase by six billion people and growing genetically modified crops would increase production on the same amount of land. Although the process of genetic engineering presents an immense potential, it also it also brings with it ethical issues. Many of the effects of genetically modified organisms have not been scientifically determined so the concern is since there is little research that has been carried out to identify the effects that a genetically modified organism

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