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Should we be allowed to change our own DNA during our lives?
Transcript of Should we be allowed to change our own DNA during our lives?
http://www.actionbioscience.org/biotech/glenn.html Should we be allowed to change our own DNA during our lives?
just because we can does not always necessarily mean that we should . I agree it is a big medical and scientific breakthrough that could possibly cure cancer and bring good to human kind, and the reason that humans live longer is also due to the medical revolution. However,Medical science has also brought us new diseases to cull our growing population, which is how nature should work. What guarantee do scientists have that they wont create a new genetic disease? If we can change our DNA people will also try and create super humans which is not what god intended us to do. The benefits of changing DNA
- Reverse the possibility of getting a horrible disease linked to genes.
- Opens doors for new medical and scientific endeavors.
- People could buy specific genes for their child.
- Gene therapy could save peoples lives.
- People could make people smarter. The possible consequences
-The government would have to agree to the patent of human life forms, which is basically like owning someone.(what values does that teach our children?)
- The introduction of new genetic diseases.
- creation of a "slave race" that can be exploited
- People cheating life by altering genes
- People making it so they can have eternal life (which would cause major consequences on it's own part) This article talks about how scientists have found a genetic disease called dementia(usually takes effect at a later age and is not treatable) in a baby and have thought long and hard about not saying anything. while later they tested a two year old to find that he had a rare colon cancer which was fixable. They saved the two year old but nothing was said to the parents of the baby.
Changing our DNA does save lives but to what possible extent?
Could Changing our DNA possibly have saved the baby too?
Nobody knows for certain yet ,since scientists are still researching the possibilities of what we could do with our DNA, But maybe we could find the cure to diseases that we haven't found yet. Having said that, the process of find such cures could produce consequences we don't know yet. Changing our DNA