Posting By : Dwiki Novditya Bagaskara Utama
Genetic research has produced both exchiting and frightening possibilities. Scientists are now able to create new forms of life in the labolatory due to the development of gene splicing.
On the other land, the ability to create life in the labolatory could greatly benefit mankind. For example, because it is very expensive to obtain insulin from natural sources, scientist have developed a method to manufacture it inexpensively in the labolatory.
Another benefical application of gene splicing is in agriculture. Scientists foresee the day when new plants will be developed using nitrogen from the air instead of fertilizer Therefore food production could be increased. In additon, entrirely new plants could be developed to feel the world’s hungry people.
Not everyone is exited about gene splicing, however, some people feel that it could have terrible consequences. A labolatory accident, for example, might cause an epidemic of an unknown disease that could wipe out humanity.
As a result of this controversy, the goverment has made rules to control genetic experiments. While some members of the scientific community feel that these rules are too strict, many other people feel that they are still not strict enough.