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NAME: KHAIRUN FATIHIN BT SHAMSUDIN (2008336043) BEL313 ASSIGNMENT 1 11th

AUGUST 2010
NUR IZZATI BT ABD AZIZ (2008778123)

GENETIC ENGINEERING AND CLONING

SHOULD GENETIC ENGINEERING AND CLONING BE ALLOWED?

CONTENTION

Genetic engineering is very useful for


1. medical purposes.

(Para 2,line 3)

Reason:

Genetic engineering has been used to cure


genetic diseases such as Cystic fibrosis,
Huntington’s disease and sickle cell
anaemia.

(Para 6, line 6)

Genetic engineering brings a lot of benefits


2. and there will be more when the genes are
further modify.

(Para 8, line 1)

Reason:

Through genetic engineering, bioengineers


will be able to replace cancer or defective
gene.

(Para 8, line 2)

LECTURER’S NAME: MADAM SHARIFAH SHAKIRAH DATO’ SYED OMAR


NAME: KHAIRUN FATIHIN BT SHAMSUDIN (2008336043) BEL313 ASSIGNMENT 1 11th
AUGUST 2010
NUR IZZATI BT ABD AZIZ (2008778123)

Human cloning is dangerous.


3.
(Para 13, line 4)

Reason:

Human cloning is a disgrace as it wills


sacrifice a lot of life as what has been done
when scientists tried to clone Dolly.

(Para 13, line 4)

Genetic engineering will bring a lot of


4. benefits to human race.

(Para 12, line 11)

Reason:

Genetic engineering has been used all


around the world in order to cure fatal
diseases.

(Para 6, line 6)

LECTURER’S NAME: MADAM SHARIFAH SHAKIRAH DATO’ SYED OMAR


NAME: KHAIRUN FATIHIN BT SHAMSUDIN (2008336043) BEL313 ASSIGNMENT 1 11th
AUGUST 2010
NUR IZZATI BT ABD AZIZ (2008778123)

Genetic engineering of plants is commonly


5. accepted among the society.

(Para 9, line 1)

Reason:

The society agrees that plants can be


modified and cloned.

(Para 9, line 3)

LECTURER’S NAME: MADAM SHARIFAH SHAKIRAH DATO’ SYED OMAR


NAME: KHAIRUN FATIHIN BT SHAMSUDIN (2008336043) BEL313 ASSIGNMENT 1 11th
AUGUST 2010
NUR IZZATI BT ABD AZIZ (2008778123)

OBJECTION

Cloning should not be allowed.

1. (Para 3, line 1)

Objection:

Medical advances such as vaccine against


malaria cannot be discovered if cloning
prohibited.

(Para 3, line 8)

2. Genetic engineering is morally wrong.

(Para 5, line 9)

Objection:

Genetic engineering is useful as it can save


humans life.

(Para 5, line 9)

LECTURER’S NAME: MADAM SHARIFAH SHAKIRAH DATO’ SYED OMAR


NAME: KHAIRUN FATIHIN BT SHAMSUDIN (2008336043) BEL313 ASSIGNMENT 1 11th
AUGUST 2010
NUR IZZATI BT ABD AZIZ (2008778123)

People should not be able to create the


3. ideal baby as they like.

(Para 12, line 6)

Objection:

Scientists believe that human can design


their own baby such as by choosing their
eyes, hair colour, build and others.

(Para 12, line 5)

Gene therapy is not perfect and cannot be


4. used on humans.

(Para 12, line 9)

Objection:

Gene therapy enables parents to choose


the appearance of their child and correct a
gene in a child and reduce the chance of
being born with Down syndrome.

(Para 12, line 8)

LECTURER’S NAME: MADAM SHARIFAH SHAKIRAH DATO’ SYED OMAR


NAME: KHAIRUN FATIHIN BT SHAMSUDIN (2008336043) BEL313 ASSIGNMENT 1 11th
AUGUST 2010
NUR IZZATI BT ABD AZIZ (2008778123)

Many people think that biotechnology is


something where scientists and doctor are
5. allowed to play God.

(Para 10, line 1)

Objection:

Scientists and doctors are not trying to


recreate the human nature but they are just
trying to perfect the flaws of human
science.

(Para 10, line 2)

LECTURER’S NAME: MADAM SHARIFAH SHAKIRAH DATO’ SYED OMAR