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"Only God has the right to interfere with our genes"

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Katie Pedley R.E Task B "Only God has the right to interfere with our genes" In most religions 'playing God' is regarded as a great sin, and so it follows that genetically altering a person's unique genes is wrong. "See now that I myself am he! There is no god beside me. I put to death and I bring to life" Dueteronomy 32:30 There are two sides to this statement, one being that nobody has the right to interfere with children's genes, and the other that it is helpful, and people do have the right to change a child. My reason for agreeing with this statement is because God being the creator should be the only person that is allowed to interfere with our genes. ...read more.

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"Clearly, where genetic manipulation is the means of healing diseases - in animals or humans - it is to be welcomed" Statement from the Methodist Church in 'What the Churches Say' However others might be against scientists interfering because the parents may choose certain features to be included in their child and this would be like creating a 'designer baby' which would mean you are altering Gods original creation. On the other hand it may be a good idea for doctors to interfere with our genes if it is going to stop deformities and hereditary diseases such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, diabetes and other diseases that are incurable. The non religious argument in favour or genetic engineering agrees with me in that it offers a chance to cure diseases. ...read more.

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A minor example would be changing somebody's eye colour for example In summary, I feel that genetic engineering should only be allowed in some circumstances but that everybody deserves to live a healthy and happy life without disability or illness that may restrict them from doing this. Therefore, if a mother or a father carry a faulty gene I think it would be acceptable for them to go to a scientist and have this faulty gene removed in order to make sure the child does not suffer and also for future generations to come. I also believe that genetic engineering should be used to cure diseases and disabilities. All people on earth should have an equal chance to live their life to the full but should remain as God created if they are healthy and able to do so. . ...read more.

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