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SHOULD WE GENETICALLY ENGINEER OURSELVES?
Should we use new genetic information to alter our own DNA to make ourselves more adept? Last winter, scientist made a major break through in genetic engineering. They finished a complete map of DNA of a complex organism. Although the animal that they broke down is a simple flat worm, over 40% of its DNA sequence match our own. This is an astounding leap forward for genetic engineers.Genetic engineering is the use of lasers and/or chemicals to alter the sequences of nucleotides, which are the bases of DNA.Many people throughout the world greatly oppose genetic engineering. Calling it “unethical”, “anti-Christianity” and “dangerous”. I feel genetics can help us so much, all these controversies are nothing when amounted to the utopian health of the entire human race that could be achieved.
Many of the Islamic countries have laws prohibiting such research in genetics. The Islamic holy book, The Koran, forbids any man from changing himself. Allah, the Islamic god, made the Muslim people in his own likeness and cast away all people who change his work. Likewise, in Christianity, God made Adam and Eve in his likeness. He also makes it that any man that changes the body that the Father has blessed him with shall be exiled away to Hell. I counter this argument with the question, If God and Allah loved their people so much, then why did they let their people become sick and have pain? I believe as a Christian, God would not have given us the knowledge to use genetics if he did not want us to change ourselves. The exact same theory applies to all religions. We are only better suiting ourselves to please our God.
Ethics are always a major factor in wars, medicine and politics. Ethics play the part in genetics by posing the question “why?”Ethical oppressors believe that the human race should be left as is. They fear a “super-human race” taking over the world and a new type of racism a

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