Genetic Engineering

Jaden Jones-Watkins

What is Genetic Engineering?

Genetic Engineering is a way to make a new species by artificially changing the genetics of an organism. It can be used in humans, animals, food, and plants.

How is this related to humans and society?

Genetic engineering is very important to our society but it also has its pros and cons. GE (genetic engineering) we would have a in food shortage if scientists didn't create these Genetically engineered plants. Scientists have allowed plants to survive in bad soil conditions and poor production.

How does this effect me?

Genetically engineering effects the food me and my peers eat. It makes watermelons seedless. Scientists are also genetically engineering pigs to make them more muscular so they produce less fat in the meat we eat which makes lean more healthy meat. Genetic engineering could also protect me from fetal diseases.

How is it related to other areas of science?

Genetic Engineering is related to the study of health because in the future it can prevent diseases and even prevent an extra chromosome. They are also developing a virus in bananas that will prevent Hepatitis B by putting antibodies that would stop the disease just like a vaccine. GE can also help with global warming because cows produce large amounts of methane, methane is a major contributor to the 'Green House Effect' and scientists have create a cow that produces 25% less methane

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