Genetic Engineering and the Risks of Enforcing Changes on Organisms

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Genetic engineering

Genetic engineering involves the production of products by using different life sources. For that reason, most of the processes normally have an unlimited amount of possibilities. Therefore, when changes are forced on organisms, it can cause dangerous risks to their nature. Sometimes is better when plants are naturally allowed to create their pesticides. Pesticides all over the farm will soon make pests immune to them. Most scientists have also not proven that genetic engineering is safe. However, they have only stated opinions, which are not useful to humanity.

They believe in genetic diversity, which has proven to have safety problems for humanity. Perhaps, the gene pool of human beings will soon diminish, and the human population can be wiped out by unknown diseases. Getting genes into the human body to perform a certain function is not safe because some of the genes might be carried out on the viral vectors, which might infect the human body with disease.

Most genetic engineering project trials have resulted in the death of subjects, especially if the process is not safe.

Normally, the resulting product ends up being worse than what was expected. In addition to the issue of safety, genetic engineering can result in more problems than what humanity faces daily. In theory, the use of genetic engineering to treat disease is safe. However, in reality, the patient normally ends up suffering from adverse side effects, including leukemia. Also, any accident experienced during the implementation of treatments that are genetically modified could result in more problems.

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The changes that a genetically modified species could bring to the human environment are unpredictable (Wekesser, 1996). The same way exotic species could cause an imbalance in the ecology is the same way that genetically modified genes would influence the same ecology. An accident with a genetically modified species will result in a stronger type of species, which will eventually result in the start of a serious epidemic.


  1. Wekesser, C. (1996). Genetic engineering: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press.

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Genetic Engineering and the Risks of Enforcing Changes on Organisms
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