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Genetically Modified Food

bgarn
aleeamassmann

Unintentional harm on organisms - Even though the GMO's are intended to kill insects and pests sometimes innocent and endangered organisms are harmed. Genes are transferred from GMO's to weeds and and other plants, this causes these plants to kill or sicken un-targeted organisms. Pollen from a GMO corn plant infected milkweed plants which are the main food of Monarch caterpillars and butterflies which increased the mortality rate of these organisms unintentionally....

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Medical Research Using Live Animals

PreciousC
awesome-500

Testing on animals has contributed to many life-saving cures and treatments. By using the pancreas of a dog, scientists were able to develop insulin which is a necessity for people with type one and type two diabetes (Animal-testing.procon.org). The polio vaccine was developed by testing on animals. If testing was not done on animals, the polio epidemic of the first half of the 1900s wouldn't have ended and the world would have lost much of that generation and the generations to come. We ha...

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Reproductive Technology

EricGumina
IBeatEricGumina

one thing that reproductive technologies provide public is that it gives infertile couples the ability to have children. more than one in three of these children are a success. another advantage is that these couples that naturally could not create a child are able to have children that are there own. also there is a better chance for a healthy child with these treatments for the couples that cant produce sources 17779-assisted-reproductive-technologies-blessing-curse-both...

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DNA Databases/Profiling

MadisonJohnson
nLane87

DNA databases and profiling can cause wrongful convictions when finding a victim of a crime. Errors can be made and people conducting tests could be convinced through criminal means to produce the desired outcomes (Bright Hub). Another thing is that DNA can degrade over time which will in inaccurate information (Voices on Yahoo). The accuracy of fingerprinting testing is solely dependent on the experience and competency of lab personnel and equipment (Voices on Yahoo). This shows that wrong...

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Embryonic Stem Cell Use

PimpDaddy-1
numba1_person

ml> Embryos are being destroyed, when they could be used for greater things. Embryos that are leftover from in-vitro fertilization will be destroyed. In-vitro fertilization is a series of procedures to treat genetic problems. (www.explorestemcells.co.uk/stemcellcontro...

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Medical Coverage for Genetic Disorders

xReinax
PurplePanda194

Patients with genetic disorders should not have medical coverage for the cost of the treatments; such as, genetic counsling cost imense amouts of money. The costs of these types of treatments are anywhere from $125- $500 (Risk Factors). And this is just for one treatement. The costs of having a genetic disorder causes exponential costs on the insurance company. When this occurs, they cannot properly cover other aspects of life that they cover. Therefore patients with genetic disorders are o...

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Animal Cloning

Munchin_Mitch
gigi_smash

Deformations of animals are an inhumane thing to see or to cause. Cloning has a success rate of about 1-30 clones out of 1000 that are successful (learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/animal/cloning). Cloning can cause deformations and mutations, such as grossly oversize heads, double-headed animals, grotesquely twisted limbs, bloated fetuses, and even malformed organs (endanimalcloning.org). Some people think that only the clones themselves are hurt by this disease but in fact even the surrogat...

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Food Irradiation

MAVSWILL42
mgarside98

There is no detectable levels of radiation left behind in the food after it has been irradiated. A common misconception is that irradiated food is radioactive. The radiation used is very different. It does not generate Gamma, X-Rays, and Electrons. Also irradiated food causes minimal change to the chemical composition. Food irradiation also extends shelf life, reduces food spoilage, and there is less of a chance to get food born diseases, such as Salmonella,...

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Embryonic Stem Cell Use

kendrickmercer2
zmikecuber

Stem cells can Help 1/3rd of the population by curing ddiseases, cancer, alzheimers and parkinsons disease (Healthresearchfunding.org)...

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Reproductive Technology

reneeyoung
derogatory

Artificial insemination first of all is a type of reproductive technology. This type of reproductive technology is bad for the mother. During artificial insemination you can be bleeding into the ovary following puncture to retrieve the eggs. And if you are a woman who takes blood thinners or have blood clotting defects then you can be put at more risk for bleeding. if you want only one kid from this treatment then there could be a possibility that you could end up with 20 kids or more. this...

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