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The writer of this paper examines the ethical and moral aspects surrounding cloning and genetic engineering, while also pondering the various reasons for this particular form of science. This paper delves into the legalities surrounding genetic engineering by discussing the current patent laws regarding DNA and genetic findings. This paper also explores the various types of genetic research currently being done, which according to the writer, has no practical use in science, by creating living organisms that are neither animals nor plants. According to published reports, pigs implanted with spinach have been created by Japanese scientists. The report mentioned that it was the first plant gene to be inserted into any animal.
From the Paper:"The types of animals and products that are being discovered now often seem to have no direction and soon a day may come when individuals will be developing items to satisfy their own personal idiosyncrasies, somewhat similar to the creation of computer viruses, or virus attacks. This is seen in the creation of a virus accidentally by an Australian group. This kills every one of its victims through the method of removing the immune systems of the group involved in the attack. The virus that has been created is a mouse-pox, and does not affect humans though it is similar to smallpox. This is similar to technologies that can be used for terrorist activities. Originally the developers had no intention of preparing a virus, but they wanted to make a contraceptive vaccine for pest control for mice. For creation of a contraceptive vaccine for mice, the group was trying to stir up the antibodies against the eggs of mice and thus make them infertile."
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Genetic Engineering (2006, August 21) Retrieved May 24, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/term-paper/genetic-engineering-68462/
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