Pros And Cons Of Gene Editing

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In a few short years genetic editing has raised some ethical concerns throughout society. Genetic editing is the process of deleting or altering a gene of a cell. This type of genetic engineering is used to change a physical characteristic,to fix a broken DNA, or replace a broken DNA. For example, changing the color of your eyes or modifying a detected disease. Many believe gene editing offers huge benefits and changes to our lives. On the other hand, people tend to have ethical questions when concerning gene editing. People worry that gene editing is going to offset the natural way of life. The conflict between potential and ethics draws the question; Is gene editing a cure and a beginning, or a beginning with a curse? With more research and studies, gene editing could potentially eliminate conditions and diseases. With gene editing, scientists and doctors will learn more about the human body. Right now, gene editing fixes broken genes that could potentially develop to cause diseases. As technology moves forward, gene editing could evolve into much more. For example, gene editing could possibly remove diseases from your genetic…show more content…
With the scientists modifying the genes, they have a better understanding of what they’re dealing with. Overall, more effective medicines will be produced for people with certain genes. Scientists pairing with pharmaceutical companies will not only increase further treatments, but bring money to the table as well. In just a few years, gene editing has employed over 4 million people. Gene editing has also brought around $800 billion dollars to the table so far. If pharmaceuticals and scientists pair and discover new material, gene editing could bring even more money to the table. With advanced research comes advanced medicines and treatments. Potentially, with gene editing we could become a healthier, more advanced way of
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