Genetic Modification of Animals is not beneficial to humanity
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This shows that genetic engineering will not benefit humanity because it changes your genes. This may not help, because if something goes wrong, the offspring may be in a worse state depending on the outcome.
"Animal cloning is a method of asexual reproduction, and results in the birth of one animal (the animal clone) that is a genetic copy of another animal. If the animal clone becomes a parent, its children are not clones, because they will have been born through sexual reproduction."
"Genetic engineering is a method of introducing new genes into an animal. Thus, it is a method of altering an animal, not copying it. A GE animal contains new DNA (the rDNA construct) that gives the animal new traits. If the rDNA construct is stably inherited, then future generations of the initial GE animal will also contain the rDNA construct, and will also be GE animals. So, while cloning is a method of reproduction, genetic engineering is a method by which the genetics of an animal can be altered."
Your primary argument is fundamentally flawed. The point being debated is, "Genetic Modification of Animals is not beneficial to humanity", not whether it is harmful to the animals being genetically modified. The mutilation and killing of animals in the process of making clones does not have an inherently negative affect on humanity.
Genetic modification of animals have an overwhelmingly positive effect on humanity. The following points are a basic overview of these effects:
"GE animals can improve human health by producing novel replacement proteins, drugs, vaccines and tissues for the treatment and prevention of human disease."
"Animals that are genetically engineered have improved food production capabilities, enabling them to help meet the global demand for more efficient, higher quality and lower-cost sources of food."
"GE animals can contribute to improving the environment and human health by consuming fewer resources and producing less waste."
"Genetic engineering offers tremendous benefits to the animals by enhancing the health, well-being and welfare of the animal itself."
"Genetic engineering can produce high-value industrial products, such as spider silk, for both medical and defense applications."
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