Human Genetic Engineering Persuasive Essay by Peter Pen

Human Genetic Engineering
This paper discusses genetic engineering of humans and its negative aspects.
# 100764 | 908 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008
Published on Jan 29, 2008 in Biology (Biotechnology) , Biology (Genetics) , Biology (Bioethics)

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This paper explores the main debate that arises when altering human genetics. It discusses the ethical implications, potential deadly side effects and the possibility of genetic discrimination. The paper also looks at the views of Jeremy Rifkin and Stephen Jay Gould. The author maintains that the solution is to establish an international ban on human genetic engineering. The author is also of the opinion that biological engineering does not have nor ever will have a place in society.

From the Paper:

"The excitement streamed throughout their bodies as the newlywed couple walked into the doctor's office. Today marks six weeks of pregnancy for the couple, and they have a doctor's appointment to go over their choices regarding the baby's sex, color, height, and personality of the future newborn. One might ask is this health care professional the form of a supernatural being. Indeed, one would consider this situation as the sick plot of a typical science fiction piece, but suppose this story had the potential to become reality. Unfortunately, the doctor is nothing more than a human being misusing science without ethical regard. This hypothetical example poses a scary prospect, which can be made possible through the practice of biological engineering."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gould, Stephen. On the Origin of Specious Critics. New York City: Discover, 1985.
  • Rifkin, Jeremy. Algeny. New York: 1985.

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