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Human Genome Project Human Genome Project was a worldwide scientific research project that’s goal was determining the sequence of chemical base pairs that made up humans DNA sequence. Scientist wanted to be able to not only identify humans DNA but be able to map out the 20,000 human genes. In 2003, the human genome project was successfully completed the full human genetic code. The human genome project was such a big project because decoding the human DNA was scientist’s first step in being able to know what percent of diseases an embryo may be inclined to have in his or her future. Then the parents of the embryo will be able to decide whether or not to let a doctor prevent these diseases or let their embryo go untouched. The manipulation of the human genome in the near future will not only improve the quality of our life but will also bring up many ethnical questions.
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The main reason to manipulate human genomes is to prevent future illnesses of an embryo before it is born. To do this, the defective gene has to be replaced throughout the entire body, but doctors can only do this if the defective gene is detected in the embryo’s early stages. Although many people are against this type of procedure because of their beliefs, when it comes to the last resort for someone with a life threatening disease those same people are more inclined to go against their faith to prevent someone dying. With illnesses being able to be detected before birth, this gives everyone in the United States not only the ability to improve the quality of their life by preventing diseases, but also gives the United States an upper hand on other countries’ technological advancements in human life expectancy. With designer babies (also known as In-Vitro Fertilization) fertilized eggs and sperm that are together in
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test- tubes allow doctors to see if the embryo will be born with any genetic disorders. If there is a genetic disorder, the parents will be able to choose whether or not they want to protect their embryo from future disorders or leave it up to god. Although this is an argument between religious believers and non- believers, it is still a parent’s job to protect a child against harm. Unfortunately, the human genome project is still a very controversial topic because people are afraid of the impact this will have on their future. People are afraid of their personal information being on a CD. In the future our genetic code will be on a CD. Although people are afraid of their DNA being on a CD, it does have a lot of positive impacts it will have on our lives. Instead of having to always go to the doctor, we will be able to have our information on a CD and send it to our doctor. Our days of going to the doctor’s office
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and waiting to be seen will be over! Our doctor will be able to tell us what is wrong with us without ever having to actually go to our doctor’s office. Unfortunately, the days that kids tried to fake sick, will be long gone.
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