Name: Deanna Koh H.
Date: December 2002
If DNA is what makes us what we are , does that mean that
if our genes are incorrectly modified, we will become horses or even fishes?
Once you are what you are, changing you into a horse or a pig would be next
to impossible. It would also require the manipulation of millions of genes.
Even though humans and chimps share 99% of our DNA that is 99% of a billion,
which is still on the order of a million. For horses and pigs that number is
much greater. Anyway, theoretically I suppose during early embryonic
development if one were to know where all those genes are and could change
them all without destroying the embryo, you could get something like a pig or
cow. But we are no where near this yet, nor can I imagine there would be any
reason to do this.
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