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Should we always do what science and technology make it possible to do?

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Should we always do what science and technology make it possible to do? Some people believe that we should we always do what science and technology make it possible to do. One example of this is genetic engineering.. One reason why some people may agree on genetic engineering is because of its advantages. Advantages are often in the pharmaceutical industry were drugs can be made more cheaply and in a pure form. A genetically engineered bacterium is one that has had a piece of DNA from another organism put into its own set of DNA. ...read more.

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Now insulin is obtained from genetically engineered bacteria. The gene for human insulin was isolated and put in to bacteria. This grows and also produces the human insulin. This is a good use of genetic engineering. Advances like this one are a great benefit. Medicines and other useful chemicals can be produced in large amounts using this method. Which is called biotechnology. Another reason why people may support genetic engineering is because crops, which are beneficial to human health, could be developed. Like how bananas are being engineered to deliver vaccines to disease like Hepatitis B and diarrhea making it easier to distribute medicine to children. This is also a good use of genetic engineering. ...read more.

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Cloning can get rid of heart attacks by cloning healthy heart cells, which can then be injected into damaged areas. Others may disagree and believe that we should not always do what science and technology make it possible for us to do. Other people disagree with genetic engineering and say that it is an un-natural way of altering the microbes. It could lead to new diseases that would not have a cure. Genetic engineering could lead to improvements in agriculture, but there is a concern that there could be serious environmental and economic consequences. Crops that have been engineered to have resistance to a particular weeds, pests or diseases may produce long term side effects that spread into wild species, making them difficult to destroy. ...read more.

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