The goal of genetic engineering is that every child be born strong,
healthy, and well suited to make its way to the world. If genetic engineering
would be used in this way the world would probably be a place of less disease.
Sure it may be unethical to do some tests on humans, but without them medical
progress would come to a halt. Cloning might also directly offer a way of
curing diseases or a technique that could extend means to acquiring new data for
the sciences of embryology and how organisms develop as a whole over time.
Science has been trying for years to come up with cures for genetic diseases and
so far haven?t really come up with anything that is truly helpful. On the other
hand, with the technology of genetic engineering scientists may finally be able
to start to understand the causes of diseases and to develop possible treatments
and even prevention.
For instance, the most studied disease is Cystic Fibrosis.
Although, we have not found a cure yet, science !
might be getting close to coming up with a way of preventing Cystic Fibrosis.
Science has made some major discoveries in the past forty years. In the
1960?s two French scientists by the names of Jacques Monod and Francois Jacob
showed that genes can be turned on and off by what are called regulator genes.
If it were possible to manipulate the regulator genes, than it would be possible
to turn Cancer cells off and prevent it. It is expected that 185,000 people
will be diagnosed with a brain tumor alone in 2000. That?s just brain Cancer,
imagine how many lives would be saved if all Cancer cells could be turned off.
Cloning isn?t just an advantage to the medical field. It would provide a...