Breakdown of Fukuyama

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Breakdown of Fukuyama’s “Genetic Engineering”

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Fukuyama outlines the possibilities of genetic engineering vs. the moral repercussions of genetic


engineering.

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Fukuyama credits the completion of the Human Genome Project as the basis for success in human


genetic engineering.

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Fukuyama describes the uses of genetic altering in botany. He gives the specific examples of Bt corn


the Roundup Soybean which are immune to herbicides due to genetic engineering.

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Fukuyama describes the uses of genetic engineer
ing on humans. He describes the “designer baby”, a


baby that has been genetically altered to express desirable phenotypes.

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Fukyama describes the problems facing genetic engineering including the uncertainty of what genetic


Engineering would do to the

human race.

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Fukuyama states that genetic engineering is relatively unknown, so th
e effects could be detrimental.

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Fukuyama believes that the boundaries of genetic engineering will continue to be pushed regardless of


Implications it brings

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Fukuyama be
lieves that if genetic engineering of humans becomes widespread, then human society


will be negatively shifted.