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Genetically Modifying Human Embryos – The Debate

As the twenty-first century progresses, fiction is soon becoming reality. Babies with enhanced traits have been seen on the big screen, but with modern technology, they are coming closer and closer to our reach. Essentially, they would be created through genetically modifying embryos, manipulating the genome of a human embryo …

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The War on Malaria: Genetic Engineering

Malaria has ravaged the Sub-Saharan region for over 300,000 years, causing 438,000 deaths each year. Mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite, spreading them from person to person with each bite. The disease typically presents itself in fever, chills, and vomiting, while the more serious infection of P. falciparum can lead to …

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AquaBounty Genetically Engineered Salmon

AquaBounty, a small company based in Maynard, Massachusetts, has been receiving a great deal of attention. That’s because AquaBounty is responsible for designing genetically engineered salmon that get bigger faster while helping the environment. What Does It Mean to Genetically Engineer? We genetically engineer an organism if we modify one or …

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