Pros And Cons Of Genetic Engineering

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If you had an opportunity to prolong or even save your life, would you take it? For some, this might sound quite ludicrous as though a vivid scene from a fantasy. Whereas, it is just one possible example of how genetic engineering affects human development. Whether it is practiced to lengthen the lifespan of a living organism or make considerable improvements in agriculture, medicine or other fields, there are still lots of debates regarding its application in the real world landscape. Even so, prohibiting the successive evolution of genetic engineering is not a solution, and I do not agree that its further development should be banned. First of all, as stated above, the scope of genetic engineering is so extensive that most likely in the nearest future the lifetime extension will be a typical picture (“Pros and Cons,” 2017). To better understand the ever-growing potential of genetic engineering, let’s take a look at what is already conducted. Thanks to genetic engineering, the pharmaceutical products being implemented today are supreme to what was available to the humanity before. This became possible through gene cloning. The examples include but are not limited to bio-engineered insulin and human growth hormone which were both obtained from animals or their corpses (“Benefits,” 2018). What is more, it is eagerly awaited that lots of advancements in our capabilities will be done such as developing a night vision which is a huge amelioration (Stableford, 1984). Some will
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