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By Miguel Valencia Why Genetic Engineering? Genetic engineering has been a marvel in terms of helping out humans such as in agriculture and gene therapy. The problem however is that we are getting too far ahead of ourselves without exploring the possible consequences. Take for example the movie “I Am Legend” Pros of Genetic Engineering It has allowed for the development of stronger and more disease resistant crops. It can increase the genetic diversity of some specific species population. It can reduce the vulnerability of some diseases making it easier to deal with them. Issues with Genetic Engineering There is the ethical issue of whether or not messing with a certain organism’s genes is borderline with playing God. Genetically modifying organisms can inadvertently lead to stronger viruses and diseases. Genetic engineering is tested on animals, some of which is argued to be inhumane. Final Thoughts Although we as humans like to marvel at our own understanding of the world, it does present itself with problems. I believe that genetic engineering has delivered many breakthroughs in the fields of agriculture and biology. The risks however are really great and as such I worry that we need to take more precautionary measures.