Genetic engineering (ge) has attracted much controversy

Avise’s book The Hope, Hype and Reality of Genetic Engineering.

In its short history, genetic engineering (GE) has attracted much controversy. Proponents of GE claim humans have no choice but to develop it for solving problems related to overpopulation, including environmental degradation; critics charge the promise of GE is overblown and that GE may threaten environmental and human health. How does GE differ from traditional selective breeding practices of plants and animals? Contrast pros and cons of GE, drawing specific examples from our reading of John Avise’s book The Hope, Hype and Reality of Genetic Engineering.

Answer needs to be about one page.

 

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