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Genetics, Birth and Testing

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Anna Malavisi

on 5 March 2017

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Transcript of Genetics, Birth and Testing

One of the fundamental issues is whether this type of technology, which has the potential to alter the human species should be acceptable.
In addition to the moral problems related to abortion, sterilization and contraception we are witnessing newer, more complex ethical questions connected with the process of conception, prenatal development and birth

- genetic counselling
- prenatal sampling
- gene therapy/genetic engineering (modifying the actual genetic codes to treat conditions)
Genetics, Birth and the Biological Revolution
There is much controversy over which changes are ethically acceptable.

This requires judgments about what conditions in our species are unacceptable:
- Lesch-Nyhan syndrome
- color-blindness
-the particular sex of an embryo
Genetic counselling
Increasingly patients are being counselled about the statistical risk of conceiving a child with a genetic anomaly.

Case 11-1

Is prenatal testing through PGD(preimplantation genetic diagnosis) or amniocentesis acceptable?

Are we going too far with technology?

What are option available for the Merriks? What are the harms and benefits for each option?
Case 11-2

If the Harrelson's had created embryos by IVF, would they be more justified in choosing the one they preferred, even if it happened to include the gene for dwarfism?
Genetic screening
This happens at a wider level - community based genetic screening programs.

Case 11-3

From this case study identify what are the advantages of genetic screening? What are the disadvantages?

Do you think the future parents have a legal and moral right to refuse testing that will determine if they are carriers?

Do you they have a right for their offspring not to be tested?

Case 11-4
Surrogate motherhood

Would it have been different if Mary Beth Whitehead had been a volunteer surrogate rather than a paid one?
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