Religion and Society Genetic Engineering

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  • Created on: 20-05-11 14:37

Genetic Engineering-when DNA from life form is take out, altered and then replaced to continue growing, can happen with plants and animals

Good/Bad? Some think it's wrong, like 'playing God', concerns about long term health consquences of GM creatures, Dolly the Sheep had health problems (suffered lung disease and put to sleep at age 6, half normal life span) It's unnatural

Others say it's not bad in itself, it matters how its used. Scientists can take damaged cells from person, modify them and create healthy cells. Offers cures for diseases like diabetes, cistic fibrosis and inherited medical conditions. To make progress in curing genetic must be permitted. GM can be used on seeds, debate continues…


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