Explain the issues raised by Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering has been around for the past fifty years. The whole concept surrounding it allows an individual to change or destroy parts of a human gene in the embryo stages in life. However it does not just affect humans but plants and animals too. The topic raises a lot of issues, many of them are controversial and there has yet to be a general consensus circulating it.
Scientists believe that genetic engineering creates a positive impact on society. Human cloning allows anyone to bare a child. Professor Savulescu (Oxford Professor) said that ‘children have the best… opportunity for a great life.’ However, the child has no matter in the say (third party) and the working class are unable to afford such an expensive fee, which creates less equal opportunity.
Although this may be held accountable, one might insist that it’s only available for those of a higher status. The Golden rice is known for being dependant on the rich western world; eventually famers would have to spread seeds the following year. For undeveloped countries it becomes problematic due to insufficient amount of food. They would become dependent in buying rice on those companies whom prevent them from buying anything else.
On the other hand, there are issues coming from a religious perceptive. A fundamental Christians might argue that the ‘law of nature’ comes from God (who is omnipotent) not that of men. If humans are given the power to alter and create life, an implication is brought fourth. Catholics would say God “knitted you in your mother’s womb.” The whole concept of God existence would be eliminated whom Christians see as a fatherly figure and a necessary being. Humans are contingent beings that rely on a supreme rule- this is God. However, without God that would just be reliant on themselves.
Another concern is raised, when animals are genetically engineered such as the famous ‘Dolly the Sheep’. Animal genetic engineering...