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Allison Wiest 11-30-07 Assignment 2 Dr. Vamochka In recent years scientists have acquired the ability to alter the human genome, making it possible to treat disorders traceable to a single defective gene. The technique to alter genes is to insert a normal allele into the somatic cells of the tissue affected by the specific disorder and by cell division the new altered gene divides and over time the abnormal gene is weeded out. In theory, this is an ideal way to help better human life but with gene alteration there comes a lot of controversy. Many argue that gene alteration is not ethical and this has been a concern since the topic arose in the late 1980’s and it still is to this day. In the article “Science Debates Using Tools to Redesign Life”, written in 1987, there is evident concern to whether genetic engineering is ethical. The biggest concern was that mankind had too many tools for meddling with something so complex as human life. What sparked a major debate was a scientific success of making a rust colored pig.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Dr.vomachka during the Spring '08 term at Arcadia University.

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