Rise Of Eugenics

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The Rise of Human Genetic Modification? There are many controversial issues throughout time that have risen and led countries to disagree to with one another worldwide. Eugenics and genetic engineering on humans is a topic that many believe crosses a major ethical boundary. Many scientists and ethicists believe that gene editing on human genes is unethical at certain degrees and it should not be done until the proper precautions have been overlooked and restrictions are made. Eugenics is the study of improving the qualities of the human species or the human population, especially by such means where certain people with inheritable undesirable traits are discouraged from reproducing. Eugenics consists of selective breeding, the process …show more content…

Francis Galton was even there and went into detail on eugenics and they all needed to do something. All these people got together and met in order to talk and plan on how to make provisions on improving the human race. The image above is known was the “Eugenics Tree” and it represents the different fields of human endeavor and how traces of eugenics are present in the other fields. Those who were for eugenics thought that eugenics was an advanced and new science and was seen as the frame or foundation of a new evolutionary era. According to History News Network, “eugenics practitioners coercively sterilized some 60,000 Americans, barred the marriage of thousands, forcibly segregated thousands in "colonies," and persecuted untold numbers in ways we are just learning” (Black). According to the US, this was something that had to be done in order to better the population. However, the tables were turned when the concept of the eugenics movement was said to have motivated one of the most tragic events in European history, the …show more content…

The image displays a study that was made in the United States where adults were questioned on the use of genetic modification on human genes in order to lower the chances of dangerous and fatal disease. Fifty percent of the adults studied were not in favor of this while forty six were. However when asked about a process that would make infants gain intelligence the opposition towards this idea sky rocketed to a great eighty three percent. The use of science to create “designer babies” as stated by CQ Researcher would definitely raise a red flag in genetics. In conclusion, more people would be in favor of altering genes in order to prevent diseases that plague the earth but the idea of creating smarter babies begins to creep up to the idea of

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