What is genetic engineering?
Genetic engineering also commonly referred to as genetic modulation is the direct manipulation that is made in any living organisms’ characteristics by making alterations in their DNA. Genetic engineering changes the genetic structure of a cell to improve the organism’s characteristics and make them better versions of them by clearing out the defects.
What are the benefits of it?
Initially, this was used as an experiment on small living organisms like mice but in today’s date, many successful experiments have been performed on humans as well. This technology of gene editing is a sure shot to curing some of the biggest threats to mankind which involves incurable diseases which in the future will be as common as cough and cold.
Genetic engineering is being studied to cure defects that people have from their birth itself due to genetics. It involves the insertion and deletion of genetic sequences into a targeted DNA thus curing the part which was defected due to genetic reasons.
In this way, genetic engineering is a promise for a better world where any kind of illness can be cured by making changes in the DNA structure of a particular individual.
How has it revolutionized the world?
Genetic engineering is nothing less than a breakthrough in the field of science. And it has high rates of success which may lead to a massive shift in the lifestyle of people and may bring some other outcomes as well which none of us can guess yet nor would we want.
As everything has both pros and cons genetic engineering is certainly no exception to it. The benefits of this are no wonder a miracle in itself as one can develop more sustainable agriculture, cure terminal genetic disorders, and may even bring an end to infertility. It will definitely lift up the living standards of people by making them immune physically. People suffering from life-threatening diseases will no longer have to suffer anymore as all of it can be cured with the help of genetic engineering thus increasing the lifespan of people.
But we can’t simply focus on all of its benefits and overlook the dangerous side of it. Genetic engineering comes with its own set of disadvantages which in a longer stretch of time may end up creating a destructive imbalance in nature. The day when genetic engineering will advance to a level where it can change the entire personality of an individual from the inside out, biology will become the biggest and most destructive weapon of all time. Also since now, people will be able to get a curb over their lifespan the balance of nature will get severely disturbed!
Since genetic engineering has started taking its shape in the modern world, it is a sure fact that there is no going back from here. It will bring a new kind of revolution by improving the living standards of people but may also lead to an imbalance in nature.
So now only time will tell what dominates whether its advantages or its disadvantages. But for now, since genetic engineering has started taking its shape in the modern world, it is a sure fact that there is no going back from here. It will bring a new kind of revolution by improving the living standards of people but may also lead to an imbalance in nature.