|Genetic Engineering The Frontier
Genetic Engineering: The Frontier
Science is a still somewhat obscure creature that continues to evolve, radically changing the face of mankind perhaps faster than it’s creator. The magnificent world of science has witnessed many profound breakthroughs and advances in this past century, but none as noteworthy as genetic engineering. As a subset of the more general subject of biotechnology, genetic engineering is “the process of altering genetic material by purposeful manipulation of DNA (Wallace 339).” To some, this field illustrates malicious scientists “playing God,” while to others it is a treasure chest of knowledge that holds the key to solving problems such as world hunger, cancer, and AIDS. “Scientists have already been able to turn microbes into millions of tiny factories producing drugs, alcohol, and chemicals, and astonishing forecasts are being made for genetic engineering’s future contributions to health, pharmaceuticals, and agricu...