Genetic Engineering

Where's the line between survival and disrupting nature?

Basic Overview

  • Genetic Engineering, also known as synthetic biology, is the direct manipulation of genes in a lab
  • Most common use of genetic engineering is to enchance food, making it immune to disease, or sometimes just making it have a longer shelf life
  • Can be done by usually making gene from scratch then putting it in another organism

Craig Venter

Craig Venter is credited as the first scientist to create a synthetic cell.
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Glowing Rats and Extreme Genetic Engineering

Final Thoughts

The choice between survival and disrupting nature is a difficult challenge. Even if everyone can't get what they need, we still have to let nature do its thing. If we think we can just cook up anything we want in a lab, we might not care about our planet at all.