Genetic Modification

Genetic Modification refers to synthetic modification of DNA of living organisms such as plants, animals or even humans.

Arguments in favor of Arguments opposing
It provides a chance to modify the nature of living organisms.
Genetic optimization can be used to enhance various characteristics of vegetables and livestock. Genetic optimization may be abused to gain money or power.
It is from organisms with modified DNA.
Genetic modification can help to enhance the abilities and improve the weaknesses of the living organisms.  Genetic modification may bring about unintended consequences.

Competing Views...

Stephen Hawking: "With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code.", Interview by Roger Highfield, 18 Oct 2001, [URL]

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