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Unformatted text preview: Jessica Shelby EGR 002 1/13/10 A42031587 Genetic Engineering If people could change the genetic make-up of all the different species to better the environment, would they? Or would they trust that everything is made how they are for a reason? This is the question many engineers face while dealing with genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is when people alter the genes of certain species, usually looking to better a specific quality. Many problems occur with this procedure, one major one being whether it is ethical or not. Genetic engineering can be used to produce transgenic organisms. These organisms were produced with the altered genes. In most cases, the scientists were looking for organisms to come out with better traits than the ones they should have had. For example, plants have been used to create vaccines by injecting human proteins and goats were used so they could make milk with the protein spiders use in their silk. Many advantages and projects come from this procedure. It the protein spiders use in their silk....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EGR 100 taught by Professor Hinds during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08
- Genetic Engineering