gene therapy

Discussion: Ethical Issues in the Human Genome

This week’s discussion topic is about the ethical issues surrounding DNA technology. Genetic technology has given us the ability to alter the genes of a developing fetus and create, in effect, custom-made babies.

Pick ONE ethical issue from one of the questions below, create a newspaper editorial (about two to three paragraphs) and post it for your peers to agree or disagree about your views and then respond to two of your peers. Remember to cite the website and articles you use to support your opinions (APA style).

Ethical Questions:

  • Should gene technology be used for gene therapy? Why or why not?
  • Should gene technology be used for gene enhancement? Why or why not?
  • Who should decide? Parents? Doctors? Government? Society? Someone else?
  • Should screening for diseases or defects be all

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