“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine,” Nikola Tesla (“A quote by Nikola Tesla”). Immigrants have impacted America in so many ways to make it better for future generations. All of these immigrants did significant things to improve modern America today. They have created and discovered many things to help us to live a better life. Immigrants positively influenced the industry of entertainment, science, and religion and made our country what it is today.
Without Gutenberg’s printing press, books would not be as common as they are today. Additionally, da Vinci’s advancements in the anatomy of the human body allowed diseases to be treated more efficiently. The curiosity and inquiry of individuals years ago has continued to affect our lives today, based on their advancements in science and technology. Galileo’s discoveries from
As our world becomes increasingly technologically advanced, biotechnology plays an increasing important aspect of our lives. Many contemporary uses of biotechnology raise ethical considerations, regarding their safety, reliability and moral concerns. The Human Genome Project gave us the ability to identify and map the complete genetic blueprint of a human. It was the world’s largest collaborative biological project and determined the sequence of chemical base pairs, including multiple variations of each gene in the human body. Understanding the human genome improved our understanding of diseases and gave us the ability to more accurately identify mutations and viruses, predict their effects and design appropriate medication.
That work belonged to the scientist known as Rosalind Franklin. She is the unsung hero of DNA. You might not know that name but you should. She deserves credit and that is what I will do in this book. The discovery of DNA might not sound like much but it has been one of the most important discoveries in science today.
Studies have shown that unvaccinated children are 35 times more likely to contract the disease then immunized children." Parents are putting their children at risk of a life threatening disease out of fear. The possible side effects of the vaccine are nowhere near as like to occur as contracting the disease without the vaccine. The eighth leading cause of death in children is preventable, yet some parents are too stubborn to get their children the vaccine to completely wipe out the measles and other life threatening
“According to the surgeon general, obesity today is officially an epidemic; it is arguably the most pressing public health problem we face, costing the health care system an estimated $90 billion a year.” (Pollan) Today childhood obesity is widely recognized as a global health crisis; obesity rates in children have risen dramatically over years. For the past 50 years, the fast food industries can mold marketing messages in multiple media that impacted how consumers perceived fast food. Children are often the target in the messaging and creation of fast-food brand identities. They are also more vulnerable to the marketing messages being transmitted. Fast food industries should not be allowed to market or advertise their products directed to young children that has created health dangers of excessive consumption of fast foods and how fast foods firms tried to rebrand themselves by offering healthier food option.
In the world, every day is different from the previous one. Something new might be learned or observed. This pattern of continuous learnings is particularly evident in the science and medical fields. While this is still true of our world today, there was a notable peak of scientific learning in the 1800s. In addition to these scientific breakthroughs in the 1800s, there were many great cultural works created during this time, such as Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Biotechnology has been progressing at a blazingly fast rate since the 1700s, when the first anesthetics were developed. Since then, many technologies have sprung from the void, which have assisted countless doctors around the globe diagnose and treat patients in a safer and more effective manner. An extremely promising division of the field has come in the form of genetic testing, which has applications other than medicine, such as forensics and security. Though genetic technology holds great potential for the future of biomedicine, like any technology, it arrives with its drawbacks, which must be extracted and corrected from its pure form. A primary ethical issue of genetic testing could come in the form of genetic discrimination.
In Chapter 1 of the novel Our PostHuman Future, Francis Fukuyama biotechnology and the solutions to stop the potential hazards of using biotechnology and genetic engineering. In recent discussions, a controversial issue that has been brought up is whether biotechnology, that in the future, can pose potential threats to society and affect the wellbeing of humanity. On the one hand, some argue that biotechnology and genetic engineering allows for society to prosper because you can genetically make all individuals happy and unique. For instance, in Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World, society is broken up into caste systems and due to genetic engineering, the administration of soma, a drug that elicits instant happiness, and hypnopedia, members
The twenty-first century marks a period of revolutionary breakthroughs in regenerative medicine that house the potential to dramatically extend the human lifespan. At the frontiers of this medical research is a novel treatment known as telomerase gene therapy, which aims to target the molecular mechanisms responsible for human aging, through a gene-editing approach. Consequently, this treatment has the potential to not only retard the aging process in humans, but to also treat various age-associated diseases, including cancer, dementia, and hypertension (Boccardi et al.). While this treatment does face various ethical dilemmas that may hinder its implementation into clinical practice, recent ethics evaluations have shown more favor toward this treatment, and further support the progression of its research.