Throughout the month, we have been reading and watching things that can show that there are studies about genetic engineering. We are looking to find way to change the genetics for our children and finding a way to help cure cancer or different diseases. Although, being able to change your children's genetics or maybe even your own, it could come with consequences. You don’t know what could happen if you are allowed to change the genetics but at the same, it could be a good experience.
We shouldn’t be able to develop genetic engineering technologies. If we were allowed to edit our new born babies genes, it could defect the baby in the future. According to the article, it states, “It’s not just changing one child's genes, but also changing everyone in that child's future lineage.” Meaning that if you change your child's genes, your also changing the family line of the kids genes. This gene could show how specific genes can be sent out and with different kinds of cells that has its own genetic code.
Another reason that you shouldn’t be able to alter your genes is because you don’t know what could happen to your children’s gene. By doing this this would probably mess us your children in the future but you could never know. It could change the way they act or even the way there physical look will look like. You can never know what could happen because this is something that our generation is trying to figure out now. In Gattaca, it showed how a life would look like in the future if we were allowed to change our children’s genetics. The children didn’t really have a choice if they wanted to get there genes changes, it was just the perfect child for the parents.
In conclusion, being able to change there genes shouldn’t be something that we should be able to mess with. You could never know what could happen if we were allowed to do this. I feel as though we should be able to look forward in the research an see if we can solve some of the disease. But, if we mess with genes we could never know that we could be messing with, and what could happen in the future.