Genetics Engineering


Hollywood has been showing it to us for years. Frankenstein, The Six
Million Dollar Man, Jurassic Park, etc.; the list goes on. All these movies show
man's instinct to create. This fiction of playing God in recent years is
becoming a reality.

In 1952, deoxyribonucleic acid was discovered(Dewitt, 1994). The spiral
staircase molecule, DNA. DNA is the building block of life. This block holds
the code for every aspect of any life on the planet Earth. DNA decides whether
one life will be a plant or rhinoceros. DNA also carries the information that
tells how smart, creative, bossy, shy, athletic, or any other description you
can think of. The secret code of DNA would prove to be invaluable. ...

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so that
they will produce more milk than ordinary cattle(Dewitt, 1994). Also drought
resistance grass that needs no moving.

Scientists will soon be able to collect DNA from endangered species.
This DNA could be used to clone more condors, bald eagle, mountain gorillas, and
many other animals. Totally extinct animals may be recreated as well, i.e.
Jurassic Park. Imagine having your own dodo bird or pet triceratops.

Many types of diseases will be cured. Just take out the gene that giving
you the problem. Pure panacea. As soon as a baby is born his or hers parents
will know everything about him or her. If they will be artistic. Will she get
breast cancer? Will he be tall or short? Is he a genius. Ten years from 2005,
these questions won't even have to be asked. Made to order babies.

Made to order babies?!? Is this where we are headed? It's only a matter
of time before a president's hair clippings are swept up at a barbershop and
then used to detect what diseases he has or is ...

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Added: 3/19/2004 01:10:42 AM
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