What are GMO'S?
GMO's are genetically modified organisms whether they are plants or animals. They are modified through the changing of their genome. Their genome is changed by a direct manipulation which is accomplished through adding, deleting, or modifying a specific gene.
Are GMO'S Used Today?
GMO's are used today and you use and consume GMO's almost everyday. Food and agriculture is where GMO's are used the most to give us more nutrients. Some animals are done for testing with having their genomes changed so they too count as a GMO.
Are there any ethical issues with GMO's?
There are some people who do have issues about the use of GMO's. They feel that science is causing us to turn evil and that we are changing the organisms God gave to us. They find that we are playing God and some people aren't ok with that, and will now only eat organic locally grown food that has not been modified. Because people are skeptical, food administrators are now required in the U.S to put labels showing if it was a GMO organism.
Benefits and Problems with GMO's.
GMO's can cause many helpful ways for human life but also some things. Some benefits that it provides is that it can more nutrients in food, and cure certain diseases common for that animal. Some problems it can create is that the animal can become not as healthy and some people are skeptical about GMO's and won't eat them.
How is technology used for GMO's?
In order for GMO's to be achieved certain technology is required. Some things required for genomes to be made are microorganisms like bacteria to hold the modified DNA for the organism, or you need enzymes to help remove part of the gene. You need basic lab equipment to extract the DNA and modify the gene, so goggles, pipettes, Petri dishs, etc.
How is the Human Genome helpful for GMO's?
The Human Genome is surprisingly not helpful at all for GMO's. Scientists and governments have agreed together that testing and modifying humans is immoral and illegal. So therefore no legal testing has ever been done to humans.
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