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GCSE English Language Speech Opinions

Can anyone read my speech and give opinions on it. I'm trying to get an A star for this.Hey, everyone, Today I am here to talk to you about a controversial topic: gene-editing, and its potential impact on humanity.
Imagine a world where there are no diseases? Imagine one where you can’t get a cold? Imagine one where there are literal superhumans? Sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, right?. Well, it’s real, and a reality that we are rapidly approaching. This is the world of gene editing, a field of science that holds immense promise but also raises significant ethical questions.
Gene-editing, specifically CRISPR has the potential to revolutionize medicine and to the very fabric of life. It’s a powerful technology that allows scientists to make changes to our DNA, like removing diseases or even slowing the aging process. Over 3,000 genetic diseases are caused by an incorrect letter in your DNA and CRISPR is designed to fix the error. In a decade, or two we could possibly cure thousands of diseases forever.
But CRISPR can be used for much more, like designer humans.
This is where it gets tricky. We may be able to heighten our intelligence, enhance our physical strength, or even alter our physical appearance at will, affecting evolution and the gene-pool of humanity forever. As technology progresses, people will argue that NOT using genetic modification is unethical because it condemns children to suffering when there is a cure.
As soon as the first genetically engineered child is born, a door is opened that can’t be closed anymore. As our knowledge of genetic modification grows, people will start to enhance and edit more traits. If you make someone immune to alzheimer’s, why not also give them an enhanced metabolism? Why not throw in perfect eyesight? How about extraordinary intelligence? While it might seem enticing, we must tread cautiously. The idea of perfecting ourselves could lead to a world of inequality, where the wealthy can afford genetic enhancements, leaving the less fortunate behind. Moreover, it challenges what it means to be human, blurring the line between what is natural and what is artificial.
We could even solve the biggest mortality risk factor: aging. We know that there are genes that directly affect aging and a combination of gene therapyies may be able to slow it, or even reverse it. We can even borrow genes from other animals in order to slow aging. Research into this is in its infancy and scientists are rightly skeptical about the end of aging. The challenges are enormous and it may be unachievable but people alive today may get to experience some sort of effective anti-aging therapy.
Even further into the future, we may be able to design humans specifically for space travel or for conditions on other planets like Mars.
But we must address the issue of unintended consequences. While we strive to eradicate diseases, there is always a risk of unintended side effects. The complexity of our genetic code means that even the slightest alteration could have unforeseen consequences for future generations. We must exercise caution and conduct extensive research to minimize these risks.
Furthermore, we must consider the question of consent. Gene editing has the potential to affect not only the individual undergoing the procedure but also their children and future generations. As a society, we must establish clear guidelines and regulations to ensure that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their genetic makeup, free from coercion or manipulation.
In conclusion, Gene editing holds the promise of a brighter and better, but we should proceed with caution, conducting thorough research and comprehensive studies to fully comprehend the long-term consequences of genetic interventions.
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omg thats amazing

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