A Gene-ie in a bottle? or Send in the clone!
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Study of Genetics Genetics influences all living organisms. A student's traits are the product of genetic interaction through their family's ancestry. These genetic traits gradually change as new traits enter into a family's gene pool. Principles learned through horticulture and animal husbandry paralleled the selective breeding practices in some periods in human history. In recent years, technological advances allow scientists to control genes at a more sophisticated level. Thus, selective breeding takes on new meaning. Thus, genetic engineering opens the possibilities for cloning and further genetic manipulation. The values, perceptions about life and death, and cultural backgrounds of some groups influence their perceptions of genetic engineering. Currently, scientists and lawmakers in different parts of the world are debating the positive and negative effects of genetic engineering. Because of the related applications and because of the ethical dilemmas, the manipulation of genes impacts everyday life.