Biotechnologys Influence on Human Life

The most dangerous of these practices is the use throughout the European Union (EU) to grow crops and raise livestock using Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) (Johnson, 62, 63). To date there is little longitudinal analysis of the long-term effects of these foods on humans. GMO-based crops and livestock are also altering the economic structure of the EUs economies as well. The use of biotechnology to also change the intelligence level of children to close the “Smart-baby gap” as it is called in China is an unethical and unchartered territory (Swedin, et.al). This use of biotechnology to drastically re-order the intelligence levels of Chinese infants and attempt to increase their intelligence through biotechnology while they are still in the womb is one of the most potentially dangerous uses. The attempt to re-order, modify and change the natural order of DNA is extremely dangerous and could lead to deaths and deformities.

By far, tampering with DNA and attempting to increase intelligence through the use of biotechnology is unethical and the most dangerous series of activities occurring today. The Chinese fascination with having only boys is an epidemic in the rural regions of their nation. Adding in biotechnology just makes this social process of favoring boys into Chinese families all the more acute and unbalanced. The use of biotechnologies to further ethnically-driven issues like this is the most detrimental to human life.

References

Peter Fairley. “Germs that build circuits. ” IEEE Spectrum 40.11 (2003): 36-41. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 8 Oct. 2008

Brian Johnson. “Genetic modification — where now for Europe? ” European Business Review 15.1 (2003): 61-64. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 9 Oct. 2008

Eric G. Swedin. “Designing Babies: A Eugenics Race with China?” The.

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