By Claire Shephard
What is Genetic Engineering and how is it a Mutation?
Genetic Engineering is the process of manipulating a certain characteristic that pertains to an individual. This is particularly helpful in eradicating various mutations, and is currently being researched further in order to treat cancers.
Some people make a link between Genetic Engineering and Genetic Mutations. Through this process of Artificial Selection, as opposed to Natural Selection, the 'survival of the fittest' philosophy is no longer a heredity condition. The direct manipulation of cells is viewed as forced mutation, although this can be paradoxical as when used correctly, Genetic Engineering actually works to correct Genetic Mutations.