Should it be tried on humans?
- Modification of DNA in a laboratory
- Improves an organism, or changes it in some way
- Order of DNA strands is changed
- Started with synthetic human insulin in 1982
- GM food started with Flavor Saver in 1994
- Also called gene splicing, genetic modification/manipulation(GM) and recombinant DNA technology
- Organs can last longer in other species, if DNA is combined
- Can cure disease or make organisms resistant to a disease
- Can help people fit in
- Bring back discimination
- Reduce children
- Can make animals growing fast uncomfortable
- Could work fine, then quickly turn into something bad
- Animals with DNA from more than one species could be experimented on
- Ruppy(below). Transgenic dog, with genes of a sea anemone.
- A pig heart, with human DNA, put into a primate has stayed healthy longer than non-GM hearts
- GM food products, chickens and pigs growing faster than their organs, or legs, to produce more food.
- Characteristics causing injury removed, e.g. cbulls born with no horns.
- There are currently 15 genetically modified humans, in their teenage years.
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