genetics and the pros and cons

             Genetic Engineering: Correcting the Code
             Often there is a sudden breakthrough in a field of sciences, a key
             moment, an experiment, an event that changes people's lives all over the
             world. In September of 1990, the first genetic treatment of a human being
             with an inherited illness was they key moment or event for genetics. They
             injection of a genetically altered white blood cells into the child's body
             was little more than a transfusion. The child sat on a bed, an intravenous
             tube was hooked to her arm and her own white blood cells were infused into
             her circulation. Yet those white blood cells were like no other cells in
             history. They had been genetically engineered (Thompson 9).
             This girl isn't alone in beating the odds. Genetic engineering has
             grown and become more common. People with diseases, infertile men, and
             farmers especially should recognize the many benefits from genetic
             engineering. They could end up with a cure a lot faster and find easier
             ways of getting treatment to healthier foods. From this kind of example,
             genetic engineering should be a known and accepted practice. It is a safe
             way to create good quality foods, create new lives, and cure diseases.
             In May of 1994, the Food and Drug Administration approved a
             genetically engineered tomato called "Flavr Savr". Many people cringe at
             the thought of eating them. These tomatoes, though, are proven better and
             healthier even though they are slow ripening. The idea of altering a
             plant's traits seems radical and new, but scientists have been doing it for
             years by breeding desired qualities into crops (Henkel 10). "Subsequently,
             seven vegetables were brought to market under the Pre-Market Notification,
             PostMarket Authority approach that will govern the introduction of the new
             Some exceptions are made when a gene from a potentially allergenic
             food , like peanuts, is transferred into another food, o...

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