Did you know that mice and bats share a genetic ancestor?
Evolutionists maintain that a rodent of some class evolved into a bat. After discovering over 1,000 fossil bats, scientists haven’t classified a single one as an intermediate between rodents and bats.
Scientists later tried to genetically modify the genes of a mouse by adding bat genes to the mouse genome and this resulted in “a mouse with abnormally long forelimbs”. Those long limbs are the first evolutionary step toward the wings’ formation.
This is the science of genetic engineering.
Genetic engineering is about manipulating the genetic material of an organism using Biotechnology, which is the use of modern biological techniques and engineered organisms to make products, plants or animals have the desired traits.
Genetic engineering includes isolating, multiplying and recombining genes or DNA from different species and transferring genes from one species to another aiming to improve the organism’s productivity.
Genetic engineering is mostly used with the aim of covering the human needs of nutrients. As in domestic animals, genetically modified animals could be cattle, chickens, goats, sheep, fish, and others for human nutrients. By finding genes that control beneficial traits, scientists are able to exactly introduce those genes into another animal’s genome, so the genetically modified animal will get that trait. They are modified to increase their productivity which provides a great opportunity to improve human health and foods.
In agriculture, modified DNA is used to modify the genotype of crop plants in order to make them more nutritious, rich in proteins and disease resistant.
Genetic engineering also has a significant role in medicine production. Microorganisms and plant-based substances are manipulated to produce a large number of useful drugs, vaccines, enzymes and hormones at low costs. For example:
Genetic therapy: healthy genes can be inserted directly into a person with damaged genes. Gene therapy could be used someday to cure hereditary diseases like “Hemophilia” which is caused by missed or defected genes.
Production of vaccines: vaccines contain infectious organisms that do not cause diseases but encourage the immune system to form antibodies against infectious organisms.
Production of hormones: the hormone Insulin was being extracted from the pancreas of cows and pigs. This process was costly, and it caused allergic reactions in some diabetic patients. Insulin is now produced in large quantities by the technology of genetic engineering. It is also used in the industrial field, as it serves many products to improve their quality and reduce the consumption of resources.
Genetic engineering is the leading science of this century. It holds a great future, full of accomplishments and discoveries that will change the entire world. So, we hope that this promising science will be used to spread peace and prosperity all over the world.