At first glance, it's easy to say no to something like this. Those who say "don't play God" or things like that are too short-sighted to understand the benefits of genetic engineering. There are millions, if not billions, of people who could benefit tremendously from the use of genetic engineering. Crop shortages, diseases, you name it. All of these things can be addressed, if not eliminated completely by proper use of genetic engineering. Almost every argument against this is from the standpoint of religion. Religion should not stand in the way of science. In order for our society to progress, we need to move past these primitive ideas and be able to dream bigger things.
Genetic engineering is ethical in some cases. Cloning, as far as we can see is unethical (what purpose can it serve?) Modifying food should be OK, as long as they are proven safe for consumption. Gene altering to cure genetic disorders is ethical considering we are helping a human nature. For those saying we are not God, as long as we aren't causing any harm to anyone or anything, why would God have a problem with that?
I can totally see how this could be frowned upon. I agree that it does take the surprise out of the birth, but, with genetic Engineering delicious cows are breed to be all the same, and I don't here anybody complaining when they are eating a hamburger. I do not condone human genetic engineering however, that is a whole other category in its self.
Genetic engineering holds many promises for humanity. We may be able to cure many diseases. What would be unethical would be to just leave people ill because we're afraid it's "not natural" to cure them.
Some people are concerned about "designer babies" but as "disease" is truly relative once we find a way to make someone with better traits the lesser traits are by definition "diseases". Not only should this be allowed, but gene therapy in utero should be mandatory and paid for by the government. No parent should get to condemn their child to disease or disability just because they feel the treatments for those things are "unnatural".
Genetic engineering has the potential to solve many problems in the human world. Like anything else, it can and may even be abused, but it is the abuse of genetic engineering that is unethical, not the act itself. For instance, plastic surgery gives humans the ability to change their appearance. It has many benefits, such as helping a disfigured child feel and look normal. However, it has the potential to be abused, and it is being abused as we speak. This does not mean that plastic surgery itself is unethical. I view genetic engineering in the same light.
Genetic engineering, as a scientific process, cannot be considered unethical any more than in vitro fertilization or pasteurization. I will concede, however, that the uses to which genetic engineering may be put are 'up for grabs' ethically. Human frailty is certainly subject to ethical questions. But as a purely scientific process, genetic engineering is not.
Genetic engineering is an amazing discovery in the biological field with the ability to grow organs therefore saving lives and also giving the ability to help infertile couple have children through IVF. Sure, clones could create problems but there are problems with everything that comes to light so my opinion is that genetic engineering is a good thing.
I agree that that the process of birth should stay natural. But so many people struggle with the issue of conception and I don't think it's right to crush their dreams of a baby that is there own. Also if some things lead to another we could end up making clones, clones in my opinion are wrong because that clone is a person and no matter where they are in the world, they would get teased. I think that procedures such as IVF are fine but that is where it needs to stop.
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I shall try to be as brief as possible. First off how many people can claim to have never eaten some sort of genetically modified food in their life? I know it may not seem relevant but if you eat a burger, it is highly possible that cow the beef was made from had been genetically modified by the breeders. They do not do this by splicing up thousands of little chunks of science but instead they selectively breed the cows for their genes. This may not seem relevant but in both cases they are trying to isolate specific genes to breed. Although the farmers methods take many seasons longer that making an artificial cell in a lab they are essentially the same, only on different scales. So after all of this I ask everybody the same question. Have you ever eaten genetically modified food? I recommend that before you eat your burgers next time to have a think about what I have said and if it is fine to eat this food then why are we arguing for it to stop. Thank you for you time.
Advances in genetic engineering have enabled many people with infertility problems to start a family. In my eyes, every person should be able to have children if they want to, therefore IVF has played a great part in making this possible. With the laws in the UK surrounding stem cell research, and only allowing taking stem cells from embryos up to 14 days old, I feel this makes the research ethical. This along with advances in medicine, fighting illness & disease is great for the society. Over time, we could possibly develop in terms of fighting illnesses such as cancer, which a lot of the time can be carried through genes.
Genetically altered organisms such as plants or animals can make the world safer, increase productivity, and solve environmental issues. Plants could suck the contaminants out of our groundwater and clean up the pollution. Animals could produce human proteins and qualities that can be transplanted to those in need. Genetic engineering is well worth the effort and experimentation.
I agree with some of genetic engineering being ethical, but birth should be natural and normal, there is no need to change things up. The child turns out great if the birth is natural, drugs that they insert won't help. It's crazy, and inhumane, it's just a state of mind.
You know what to expect and gives doctors the result they are prepared for when the birth occurs. Too many times when a birth happens and some unknown or rare disease happen they are unprepared to care for the new born and it dies. With genetic engineering the answers are there.
Go into how most the vegetables you eat or the tobacco you smoke and chew is actually already genetically modified to be more addictive or to produce more, but that would be ridiculous and make everyone saying no sounds hypocritical....And of course I would not want to do that to any of you.
GM vegetables and fruits can prove to be quite beneficial to your health. It can also lend mass products - such as grains to provide nutrition to those less fortunate. I believe it should only be used for foods and not the mistreatment of animals. I also believe that clear labels need to be made available so people with allergies do not need to be at risk.
Some individuals are born with genetic diseases that have no possibility of cure or treatment if their genome remains the same. Recent efforts to conduct research and clinical trials has demonstrated that gene therapy through use of viral vectors can potentially cure or treat diseases. Although there are strong counter-arguments in the field of GMOs or cloning, the overall good that curing a single genetic disease may do can outweigh potential negative consequences.
So, making the world less globally warmed by producing better piggies is good, because then more species can survive in this world, and survival is key. Making vaccinated bananas is good, because then we can make both something that is nutritious, and helps with diseases. Humans, saving lives is good. Pro life everybody! But changing your kid to make them look or perform above average just because we can, I think eventually something like XCOM: Enemy Unknown would happen. In general, many areas of technology would benefit from research in this one area, like rocketry would benefit from a light weight hull made out of spider silk. In conclusion, I think that if we, as humans, do genetically modify ourselves, that we should set in permanent guidelines that we will follow, like a law, to punishment of death to the creator(s).
My 9th grade perspective on GE.
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I know I would rather survive on genetically modified food. That is an option that is not available for all the countries of the world. Thanks to people who are narrow minded and think that it conflicts with a higher power, people are dying because they don't have any food.
Think of a place where there is food for everyone, genetic diseases and diseases in general are non-existent and where no need will need to worry about energy sources running out. That is what genetic engineering has the potential to accomplish. We can create healthy people and animals and basically take care of all our needs without harming anyone.
Anyone who opposes the use of genetic engineering on ethical grounds is a hypocrite. Genetic engineering is not unethical, having the resources to save someone with a chronic disease but not using them on ethical grounds is unethical, and the definition of a hypocritical stance. If we, as lifeforms, have the resources to modify ourselves on a cellular level, then genetic engineering is, by extension, natural.
Genetic engineering is merely a tool to be used. Like many such tools that we humans use, it's use may be considered to be 'immoral', 'unnatural' or somehow 'unethical', with the implicit assumption made that some forms of tool-use simply go too far. Taken on it's own, this idea is laughable. Genetic engineering is, as stated, a tool. It can be used however it's user sees fit. Whether it's used to try and solve world hunger, cure cancer, and fix shortsightedness, or to engineer new, deadly strains of virus', dehumanize certain minorities and generally ruin people's lives, has nothing to do with the tool in itself, merely how it's used. I agree that this particular tool has a lot of potential, both positive and negative, though I believe that the positive vastly outweighs the negative, and that as long as genetic engineering is regulated efficiently, and no corners are cut in it's practical applications, it could improve human life in totally unforeseeable ways.
As long as we are using this technology to bring about a positive change like help families with genetic disorders to have a baby who is healthy via gene therapy or aid families that have issues conceiving perform IVF it is completely justifiable. As far as agriculture is concerned, the food shortage that is foreseen can be prevented by genetically modified organisms. Agreed, it might be in its infancy but it needs support instead of discouraging rants made out of ignorance to prevent us from starving in the future.
God said build this world use the resources i have given you to survive and thrive.... We have a massive food shortage in the world and genetic engineering will not just solve that problem but also countless other problems to make the world a better place. Unfortunately research on this area has not been done on a long enough period on people to know what the negative effects on humans are.
As human history has progressed, we've stepped beyond the boundaries of many of our natural limitations, many of which were disparaged by others who felt that "God" or "nature" had placed such limits on us for a reason. However, through the development of various technologies, we've learned to escape the limits of gravity, to greatly extend our lifespan, and harness many of the powers of nature to accomplish feats that would have been impossible without scientific advancement. Yes, we have an ethical responsibility to use these powers in a responsible way, but the same is true of all knowledge and power. A tool is not evil; it can be used in an evil way, or a good way, but it is not evil in and of itself. As we continue to advance technologically, it will only needlessly limit us to declare entire areas of research off limits. I do not believe that a blanket moratorium on human genetic engineering is a smart, or ethical, thing to do. Continuing the research and monitoring the progress of those involved in the research and development of new techniques in the field is the only ethical, responsible, and intelligent way to manage this field.
I understand why people have ethical concerns about genetic engineering, and many people believe that the human race should not be 'playing god'. However, the Anopheles Stephensi Mosquito has been genetically engineered in the hope of curing malaria. Malaria is spread to approximately 200 -300 million people around the world. These people are primarily based in the sub-tropical areas. The disease kills approximately 1 million to 3 million people annually. These are people that do not have the money, to pay for the cure eg. Children in Africa. Who are you to tell people that they have to suffer? The genetically engineered mosquito, is engineered to have a stronger immune system, so they cannot carry the Plasmodium Falciparum Parasite (malaria parasite). Essentially meaning that the disease will die out due to the dominant genes in the engineered mosquitoes. Are you going to tell the children that contract the disease that they are going to die because you don't believe genetic engineering is right? Or are you going to leave that to the authorities, knowing that your fundamental vision is the reason that this mosquito is not being let into the wild. Think about it.
Genetic engineering for animals improves the farming industry, it gives us more good food and it lowers the chances of disease in the cattle. Genetic engineering in humans improve humans in general, decreases chances of genetic disease and can make the next generations far more elite than us if we can pick and choose characteristics. Any experiments on humans or animals that fail should just be accepted. Tough. Any subjects (human) that volunteered came in to testing knowing what could happen. And any animal subjects are just that, they are just animals so they don't really matter. Genetic engineering is improving our scientific understanding, it should be pursued. Personally, as far as I'm concerned as long as it is moving forward.
If genetic engineering where to become reality and the improved humans could if fact have children with the same improvements as the parents then that would mean that the next step in human evolution would have began, as it is that for the species benefit it should find a way to evolve on its own if you are religious, whatever god it is you pray to, gave us the ability to evolve ourselves not to hide in fear but to embrace it and become better which is what any god would want then why not let humanity take the next step. If however you are not religious then it should only be natural to want to become better then we are not perfect but simply better.
The truth is, we have it pretty good, we don't have to worry about if our harvest is going to be a good one, our survival depends on it. However, for some people this is the case. What i had in mind is, if this project was to be capitalized upon there would have to be a representative don't committee for the people and the scientist, in this committee there could be open discussions and hopefully some guidelines and progress could be made. I think we should limit ourselves as a race for the needs of the few who are scared of it. I say embrace it, but that we should proceed with caution.
I am sure that the opposing, other than the vegetarians and lunatics, will agree that our practice of breeding animals to bring out their better traits is ethical. So I entirely fail to see how doing this, but on a more efficient and less painful scale can be considered unethical.
A common argument is that it is dangerous- although this is true, cars cause thousands of deaths every year. Does this mean they should never have been invented?
This is because genetic engineering could change human life entirely. By using genetic engineering we can enhance human's capabilities. Genetic engineering could make human immune system capable of resisting multiple types of viruses and diseases. As we all know, human immune system can be categorized into three stages. 1st line, 2nd line and third line of defence. These lines of defences are essential for humans. But these lines of defenses will be destroyed by the HIV virus. HIV virus attacks helper t cells in human body which could make easier for the disease to spread. Genetic engineering could enhance the third line of defence, which is our immune system. So then, in future human could resist such fatal diseases
Everyone should have the right to do what they want to do as long as it does not hurt others.
As long as genetic engineering is not forced upon people, and is said to be genetically modified on food, they should be able to do what they want to themselves.
It should be allowed to use genetic engineering on babies because the parents can be trusted to make decisions that would be best for the children, and by taking that right away you are forcing your morals on others, which impedes on their freedom. Forcing your opinions on others is wrong, because you wouldn't want people to force their beliefs, opinions, or medicine on you.
In the old days, parents would wait to see and check what gender their baby is going to be. However, in today's era, people already know beforehand through ultrasound and whatnot. In addition, people have even discovered means of literally "creating" a child! They can choose what their baby is going to look like; that would diminish the feeling of surprise and joy, especially to the mother, when they see their baby come out and into this world.
Let's talk about food. The Monsanto company (for example) is not looking to benefit us. They are only digging in our wallets by patenting their gmo crops. Remember the incident where their seeds blew into other farmer's crops and contaminated them? Those innocent people were forced to destroy their hard-earned seeds because they supposedly belonged to Monsanto. They are also looking at "terminato?" Crops where the seeds they produce will be infertile (so seeds would have to be bought by the company every single year). Now imagine that spreading and contaminating our crops. So many more reasons why gmo is bad but not enough space.
Genetic Engineering does not seem ethical or natural. Fixing the DNA for something for our benefit is not right. We may be benefiting from the modified genes, but it is not natural and is fixed. With genetic manipulation, there will be an imbalance in nature. For an example, if we were to genetically manipulate humans so that they are resistant to diseases, it could off set nature. Diseases are meant to control the population, so that the human race does not grow too much and use up all of earth’s resources. Even if a human is genetically modified, it does not mean that they are perfect. By definition, perfect means that the human will have no flaws and will have the required elements or characteristics. But if the genetic manipulation changes all of these things to make a “perfect human”, than that person no longer has their own identity. Also, we will never be able to live forever and will only live for a certain number of years, since our body will break down and die. Even with genes fixed, it seems impossible.
No one has the right to manipulate the creation of the ALMIGHTY.This has to be strictly prohibited as it can affect the religious status of different religions.So there should not be any discrimination among the society as it helps them build a better individuality.It helps in keeping the individuality intact
I am really leaning toward no I would first have to ask, when having this HGE therapy is there an increased risk and/or incidence of miscarriage, intrauterine fetal death, or stillbirth? Also, are there any known complications of the pregnancy that can be related to these HGE therapies? At this point I am looking into the HGE to treat genetic diseases in the fetus. Now this type of HGE is understandable. You might even say it is medically necessary, which is why most medical insurance companies will probably cover it, so I think HGE for this purpose is probably ok. But as far as HGE for "enhancement" goes, I don't think that is right. I am not sure what the procedure is or how often it does or does not cause a miscarriage, but there is that to consider. Also getting all these "enhancements" for our babies will cost quite a lot and only the elite will be able to afford it. This type of HGE is NOT medically necessary so most medical insurance companies will not cover it. I read that this means only approx. 10% of the population will be able to get these "enhancements" for their children. So what happens then? This 10% gets to be in some way superior to the kids whose parents couldn't afford the HGE so they were born all natural? By the way, what comes next? I mean are the scientists gonna go all 'Spiderman' on us? Or try to make some of the characters from the X-men?
Genetic engineering, is not natural, we have no idea of the harm that could come to us in the future. Once we start, who decides when enough it enough? It is interfering with nature and not for the better. We have survived this long without it and have thrived, the human race is not suffering, we are doing just the opposite. Genetic engineering is not needed to advance the human race.
I don't think genetic engineering is very good because it's sorta cheeky and is against the word of my God Buddha and Allah. It is bad and wrecks the genetic distrubutor modifiers and deoxy ribonucleic acid modifiers so isn't very good. My mom says that science is bad too so you shouldn't listen to the pros. Someday I will be President of Canada so listen hard
Today I am here not only brighten your view of this topic but to expose you to a different perspective. Gene modification is highly unethical to the environment and to our society today. It brings me great sadness to see that people debate about this topic since it seems clear to me that the knowledge given to us from God should be used to address the purpose of life, rather than perfecting the physical state of society. No human can ever be flawless that's just something we have to learn to accept. Our life expectancy cannot exceed a certain number of years. We should rely on God's will.
Our society has also been in controversy about cloning humans, and like genetic modification, we have already done it to animals. Some believe that clones aren’t real beings and that they’re “monsters” of science. The same thing could happen if we modify humans. They won’t be absolutely natural and if they change characteristics of people, we’d lose our sense of culture. The media has already skewed societies’ view of that the “average person” should look like and determines the next newest fashions. How would you feel if you were told your child was ugly just because he didn’t have blonde hair? Would it seem right if parents had children that didn’t even look like them? If we allow genetic engineering to humans, our view of the designer child will be changed greatly. Now everyone wants their child to have blue eyes, or to be super smart, or to look like their favorite movie star. This would be completely wrong, making children seem like toys only for entertainment. Changing the natural development of another person for your own benefit is such a selfish and devious act.
The potential dangers of genetic modification are unknown therefore it should not be attempted until we have a better understanding of the science behind it and its possible side effects. We are only endangering the lives of others by experimenting with genetics before we have a complete understanding of them.
Parents should not want to genetically engineer their babies, it is wrong on so many levels. They should love their kids the way they are and stop trying to change them to make them "perfect", and with genetic engineering comes many possible birth defects so they really shouldn't do that to their babies.
Disease and defects are natures way of controlling the population. Whilst the advancements in technology are amazing and admirable, not enough is being done to support an increasingly aging population. It makes far better sense to invest the extensive amounts of money into developing a way of supporting the lives that can be saved in poverty stricken countries and even well-developed countries who have made no provisions to support the elderly, then with a more stable and self-sufficient economy, go about saving the lives. Far more thought needs to be put into the consequences of these amazing medical advancements.
An important thing that happened in 1999 was that a series of surprising experiments were released in Britain—experiments that the industry had spent six months trying to suppress. They showed that laboratory rats that were fed genetically engineered potatoes had severe problems with their digestive tracts, immune responses, and the development of nearly all their vital organs. Their brains, hearts, livers, spleens, etc. were all significantly reduced in size, and many of the endocrine glands were enlarged. Some of this data was published in the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, but the lead scientist was fired and the research was never finished. The suggestion is that much more extreme health effects are possible, but the industry has a huge vested interest in seeing to it that we don’t ever know for sure.
Genetic Engineering is not ethical, it is a fixed process, birth should stay natural. Often genetic engineering leads to hybrids, an un-natural species which cannot breed itself. As well as it being un-natural, it can easily go wrong. We do not have the equipment for this to be successful everytime.
I think genetic engineering is taking medical and scientific advancements too far. I am not against chemical medications and cures for diseases, but I do not think that parents should be able to genetically engineer DNA to make sure they get the exact baby that they want. Some things need to stay natural, and I think giving birth is one of those things.
I disagree with the fact that genetic engineering is ethical because there is nothing in it that serves people in a very good way. Sure we can cure diseases and people, but if you think about it, overpopulation is a new key factor. Yeah sure we can spend money in genetically engineering people, but we'll spend more trying to help the environment.... Another key reason is that people won't be natural and the way they're supposed to be. Changing DNA/genes will result in a worse factor later on because people will have been modifyed and then all this modification will be passed on to their children and then people will get mutated eventually. Have fun fixing mutations. Discrimination will happen because it'll be a new fad, and whomever can't afford it will be made fun of. That sort of makes it sound like racism. Either way, there is no good to genetic engineering.
I think that genetic engineering should not be legal. I think that parents should not want to change their kids to make them as they like to call them "perfect". One of the main reasons it should not be legal is because there are a lot of birth defects that go with genetically engineering their babies so they should not want that for their children.
Similar to adopted offspring and donor-conceived adults, engineered children will grow to profess profound losses of genetic identity, and politically demand full discloser of conception. Furthermore, as increasingly the donor-conceived are insisting on their birthrights and accessing donor identity, even describing themselves as genetic orphans; it would not be surprising for the genetically engineered to view themselves as modern Frankenstein monsters and likewise be very angry.
Human engineering is an unusual and unnatural practice, it affects the balance of nature and the whole world, think about this... Clones are exactly the same as you so they feed, they have disposals and have needs, isn't the world overpopulated enough, imagine, just imagine. Even if only the rich people had a clone it would still be double contamination and double waste... Human cloning brings a certain unbalance to mother earth
Genetic engineering interferes with the laws of nature. The idea of playing god is very bad and completely unethical. Genetic engineering is inherently hazardous. It depends on designing artificial vectors to cross all species barriers, greatly increasing the potential for generating new viral and bacterial pathogens by horizontal gene transfer and recombination.
It messes with the way nature does things. Genetic engineering is another step towards giving humans everything they want. If you already have everything you want, what more is there to live for? If you "create" a child exactly how you want by genetic engineering, you will always know that it is fake and not natural. If you are talking about making clones for good, just know that it will go bad. The only possible way to make sure it doesn't go bad is to keep it in the hands of the government. If you say that it should not be used on humans but on animals it is okay, just saying that makes it unethical.
If one believes in destiny than they would accept that disease cannot be avoided by the human process of genetic modification, what I mean is that if one believes in destiny, they would also understand that no matter what procedures and/or methods are taken or carried out, one will be exposed to a disease if it is their destiny. It would also be better to allow natural breeding determine the identity of one so that our society can be diverse eliminating aspects of a boring world. We can look at the movie Gattaca and make a quick generalization that perfection is not always the key. Happiness cannot always be sought out by physical aspects but by spiritual aspects. At the end of the day, one can have health, wealth, fame, fortune and still not be happy(and we can only look at so many people who have the same situation).While this is so true, there are people that almost seem to have nothing but have the greatest gifts, Spiritual aspects , that allow them to keep going. What I can conclude is that if happiness is what people are trying to achieve then maybe they can find better solutions to achieve it. I don't believe that gene modification will do much to eliminate what people may perceive as limitations.
There are advantageous to it but the disadvantages (based on ethics) outweigh the advantageous. Yes scientists can now make hardy, stable crops for countries with big populations that need help to feed the masses, and yes they can now make burgers out of a cows stem cells, but all things genetically modified are usually unsafe for consumption. The consumption of these items can have long term negative health effects. Also with stem cell harvesting from embryos and cloning, the disadvantageous over power the advantageous by far!
The same people who brought us DDT, Agent Orange, and Mad Cow Disease want to also move genes around in mammals? Why would we have any greater confidence in this effort than we do with crop modification? Or river dams? Or mountain top removal coal mining? Or the nuclear power plants using 1960's technology? In the absence of a reliable policing capacity by equally skilled professionals working for the citizens there will be a privatization of the profits by "Big Corp" and the socialization of the losses for the failures (Exxon Valdez, Deep Water Horizon, Three Mile Island). I simply can't embrace this magnitude of play-acting as if we are Mother Nature. We fail continuously when we try to mess with nature and that record of failure should make all of us very concerned about such genetic modifications. Robert S Simon, Portland Oregon USA
Suppose two parents have decided they wish to have the perfect child, and by no fault of the engineers the gene alterations go wrong, the parents are then blessed with a child that has a number of birth defects. How do you think parents that want the perfect child are going to behave then? Are they going to be the right parents to bring up that child? Even if they just want to give their child a head start in life, this can be done many different ways, e.g. find a good school, get them into sport early or even just ensure they are doing their homework...
I believe we were all made in God's image. Genetic engineering is destroying that image. Not only is it destroying that image, but it is interfering with the laws of nature. I do not think people should be allowed to alternate DNA, so they can get the exact baby they want. People should accept their baby in God's image, not their own personal image. We should rely on God's will, not our own.
I would first have to ask, when having this HGE therapy is there an increased risk and/or incidence of miscarriage, intrauterine fetal death, or stillbirth? Also, are there any known complications of the pregnancy that can be related to these HGE therapies? At this point I am looking into the HGE to treat genetic diseases in the fetus. Now this type of HGE is understandable. You might even say it is medically necessary, which is why most medical insurance companies will probably cover it, so I think HGE for this purpose is probably ok. But as far as HGE for "enhancement" goes, I don't think that is right. I am not sure what the procedure is or how often it does or does not cause a miscarriage, but there is that to consider. Also getting all these "enhancements" for our babies will cost quite a lot and only the elite will be able to afford it. This type of HGE is NOT medically necessary so most medical insurance companies will not cover it. I read that this means only approx. 10% of the population will be able to get these "enhancements" for their children. So what happens then? This 10% gets to be in some way superior to the kids whose parents couldn't afford the HGE so they were born all natural? By the way, what comes next? I mean are the scientists gonna go all 'Spiderman' on us? Or try to make some of the characters from the X-men?
The idea of sameness and perfection does not exist, in the movie-Gattaca, the character, Irene, has a heart condition, she was deemed to be perfect but this is an example of how inperfections still exist in our society, we should choose to accept it not overcome it, and diversity and unique personality is part of what makes us human and unique to each other.
I dont agreee with this at all as it is going against gods will god wanted us to do it natural not fake.
Some may argue that god created people to discover genetic engineering though he wouldnt like his creation to become unnatural. GET RID OF GENETIC ENGINEERING BEFRORE ITS TO LATE!
Genetic engineering babies have benefits and limitations, not speaking from a religious point of view at all. Sure, we could get rid of genetic disorders even before the baby is born, and by genetic engineering we could create a stronger, more powerful, and a smarter generation!
But have you thought about the long term effects of this?
By genetically engineering babies to make them smarter and more powerful, there will be a bigger gap in the world than there is now, ultimately leading to two different races; the leading generation including the genetically modified, and the rest of the world who could not afford it. Metaphorically, the rulers and the peasants.
Leading on from this, genetic modification could allow for the government to "grow" a stronger, faster, and less emotional troop of soldiers ready to fight. This would be morally incorrect, hence unethical.
Even moving on from babies, Monsanto is a great example of using genetically engineered organisms against you, in this case seeds. Monsanto basically forces the farming civilization to work for them, as their seeds grow into plants and are dispersed, they go onto other farmers land. Monsanto can test the land and force you to sign a contract to work with them if any of their seeds or traces of them are found in your soil. This is not ethically correct in all standpoints.
My final point is that although genetic engineering might seem like a good thing to do at first glance, the long term effects rule over the short term effects. This while being ethically incorrect in different ways. Surely you wouldn't mind it now, but what if it is used against you in 15-30 years? Would you still think that it is ethical? No.
Every baby deserves a chance. When you use genetic engineering it telling God that society's opinion is more important than God's creation by changing the way the baby looks to what usually looks more acceptable to society. God said, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” -Jeremiah 1:5
There are so many mistakes that can happen when you are basically changing the DNA to what you want it to be. There is always a chance that the person or animal that you are "making" could have a mutated gene because it was not done properly and it happens all the time around the world
Only God has the power to determine ones fate, perfection is something we should not be aiming for, instead we should be improving ourselves mentally and spiritually, rather than physically. There is already too much hate in the world, and by agreeing to genetic engineering, it would be extremely likely that it would increase the hate, instead of finding love. Genetic engineering will create a sub class and will divide society up, it also has many defects as well, as shown from Dolly the sheep. Dolly was the first cloned sheep however it took 277 attempts to produce the final product, and as a result many of the failed attempts died. Genetically engineering a person also will break relationships between parents and their children as the parents who agreed to it, would have agreed that their child was not good enough for them and they felt that they needed to improve them. The genetically modified people would also be seen as outcasts in society, and also be more likely to suffer depression from the pressure to achieve greatness. (The movie GATTACA is a great example of this)
It goes against God's will, and the Church! Cloning is unethical! God would have put clones on this world if he wanted them to be here! You people who say yes it is ethical are very wrong in my opinion! I applaud you people who say no! Stop unethical genetic engineering! It IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM! Bye!