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'Only God has the right to interfere with our Genes'

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'Only God has the right to interfere with our Genes' Firstly, I have split opinions about the above statement, my reason for agreeing are as follows. I think that God, being the creator should be the only one who is allowed to interfere with our genes. It is wrong that people other than god should be allowed to change the way our child looks and the qualities it has. My view backs up the fact that medical technology has gone too far over the years. In another light, I disagree with this statement because it could also be a good idea for doctors or whoever to interfere with our genes if it is going to stop hereditary diseases such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and diabetes and the cure the 'incurable'. ...read more.

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The idea of Genetic Engineering gives the impression that humans are treated no different to plants. My opinion on Genetic Engineering is that it should only be allowed in some circumstances. I can understand why people would like to use genetic engineering but I also think it is unnecessary in the case of something minor or something very extreme. An example of extremism is cloning; I think that it is ridiculous to clone someone, as everyone should be different and not interfered with. An example of a minor case; changing the way someone looks, definitely not needed. I believe that scientists have gained the power to do what used to seem like the impossible. ...read more.

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The Roman Catholics' view is half and half. They think that genetic Engineering is permissible, as long as Embryos aren't used. They agree with the Strong Christians on some of the reasons but not all. They say, unlike the Christians, that killing an Embryo is like killing a life. Other Christians are negative and say that God has created life and no one has the right to interfere with what God wants and try to make the earth and its being perfect. Some Muslims share this view. To conclude, I would say that I do and don't agree with the statement ' Only God has the right to interfere with our genes'. I have looked at the Muslim and Christian responses and they tend to agree with my views. Gemma Whitehead 10He ...read more.

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