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Friday, February 13, 2015
Would You Have a Genetically Modified Baby?
If you have been having trouble having a baby, would you consider having a genetically modified baby? Do you even know what a genetically modified baby is?
First Genetically Modified
Now possibly you have heard of genetically modified foods. Did you know that the world's first genetically modified babies will graduate high school this year? Yes according to techcrunch.com this is the results of 30 embryos being injected with a third person's genetic material. They further added that they do not know the children's identity, nor how they are doing health wise. Now I have watched movies about babies being cloned, but never really thought about the reality of it.
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
According to foxnews, the possibilities of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes may cure the epidemic of mosquitoes in Florida. They further add that mosquitoes have become resistant to sprays and the genetically modified mosquitoes will not live long once they mate and subsequently future generations of mosquitoes will not care the deadly viral disease that infects those bitten.
In all honesty does modified mosquitoes compare to modified babies? Are they comparing apples to oranges?
According to ABCnews, the DNA contains about 0.03 percent of the total DNA which can make copies of themselves and divide. They further add that the other 99.97 percent of the cell's DNA comes from the nucleus and the 23 pairs of chromosomes.
There may be those that argue why not just adopt because there are so many children that need parents? Some may say this type of procedure is inhumane. Still others may ask, “Where does it end: will there eventually be designing babies to have the colored eyes or physical features that you want your child to have?" Will this go on to be like cosmetic surgery? Do you think you will be guaranteed a smart baby with the right genetic modifications? Some may argue that the equation of God has been taken out of the picture. Others may argue scientists are going too far, but what lengths will parent's go to, to have a baby? If you felt you had not other alternatives, would this be the avenue that you choose to have a baby?What are your views on this subject?
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