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Ethics of Genetic Engineering

Summary: Genetic engineering is the science of designing a human being's genes to fit specified criteria. You could determine your potential child's future by choosing its gender, skin colour, level of intelligence - the list is infinite.
Genetic engineering is an amazing science advancing at such a fast-pace, but because of moral and ethical concerns, research into this new technology has been limited. In his article, `Will genetic engineering produce a master race and a servile multitude"' published in the Pectator magazine 1999, Paul Johnson explores the perils of genetic engineering and the ethical dilemma facing scientists and the intellectual community. He asserts that genetic engineering will create a caste society consisting of a genetically enhanced overclass and a suppressed, skilless underclass. He argues that playing god with genetics is immoral and that it will bring into being a society "biologically evil in ways we can scarcely imagine."

Genetic engineering is the science of designing a human being's genes to fit specified criteria. You could determine your potential child's future by choosing its gender, skin colour, level of intelligence - the list is infinite.

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