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Should Genetics Be Used to Improve Humans?

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Should Genetics be Used to Improve Humans? Jeff Sheu David Marchionni Carolyn Bonaccorsi Background Negative and Positive Genetic Engineering Bibliography Medical Applications Controversy Cases Pros and Cons Should Genetics be Used to Improve Humans?
You decide. David Marchionni Chris Criscitiello Jeff Sheu Bryce Joyner Carolyn Bonaccorsi Is it science fiction?
Transgenic organisms.
Cloning.
The Human Genome Project.
What is genetic engineering?
- Somatic genetic engineering.
- Germline genetic engineering.
Future of genetic engineering. Negative Genetic Engineering.
- What is it?
- Gene therapy.
- Potential influence.
Positive Genetic Engineering.
- What is it?
- A thin line is drawn between
genetic treatment and genetic
enhancement.
- Future effects.
What is the difference? Scientific:
- Negative genetic engineering: the lighter side.
Positive genetic engineering: the darker side.
- Blurring the lines between different species.
- Long-term, ecological and evolutionary effects.
Ethical:
- Bioethics.
- What is the perfect human being?
- Animal and human experimentation.
- Health risk and potential adverse effects.
- Cultural and religious conflict.
Legal:
- Laws banning human genetic modification. Genetically modified infants.
- Fifteen genetically altered infants are
produced.
Genetically modified embryos.
- Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
(embryo screening).
It is a working progress. Applications of negative genetic engineering.
- Somatic applications.
- Germline applications.
Applications of positive genetic engineering.
- Somatic applications.
- Germline applications.
The potential of cloning.
The techno-chromosome.
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http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/a-new-medical-symbol/
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http://jeanapettus.webs.com/
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http://patentdocs.typepad.com/patent_docs/2007/06/whats_encoded_i_1.html
http://students.cis.uab.edu/jtgipson/Bioethics.html
http://www.actionbioscience.org/biotech/glenn.html
http://www.allaboutpopularissues.org/Human-Genetic-Engineering.htm
http://www.arhp.org/publications-and-resources/patient-resources/printed-materials/cloning
http://www.brighthub.com/science/genetics/articles/47654.aspx
http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=26934714
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http://www.genome.gov/10004767
http://www.northcoastjournal.com/081105/cover0811.html
http://www.rsrevision.com/Alevel/ethics/genetic_engineering/definitions.htm
http://www.rsrevision.com/Alevel/ethics/genetic_engineering/definitions.htm
http://www.themedica.com/articles/2008/06/safer-pharmaceuticals-now-poss.html
http://www.votehopper.com/
http://www.yksd.com/distanceedcourses/Courses/Biology/lessons/FourthQuarter/Chapter11/11-4.html Pros:
Able to regulate the
characteristics of human
offspring.
Possess the potential
to prevent and cure
genetic diseases,
disorders or syndromes.
May be able to enhance
various traits of a human.
May be able to eradicate
a negative flaw from the
future generations of
humans. Cons:
Violates religious ideals.
Demonstrates the cruel
experimentation of
animals and (future)
humans.
Health risks and
adverse effects of genetic
altering procedures.
Degradation of the
taxonomic system of
organisms.
Treacherous long-term
effects on ecosystems.
Can provide a bias
view of the perfect
human being. Question #1 Question #2 Question #3 What is a medical application of human genetic engineering? Question #4 What is one example of a controversy concerning human genetic engineering? Question #5 Who were the principal test subjects of the initial cases, which investigated and studied human genetic engineering? Should genetics be used to improve humans? What are your opinions? Question #6 What is the difference bewteen negative and positive human genetic engineering? What endeavour, roughly completed in 2000, acted as a precursor and possible inspiration of human genetic engineering? Resolution (Our Opinion) Genetics should be used to investigate and study the human genome. Furthermore, genetics should be used to prevent, treat and cure diseases, disorders and syndromes. However, genetics should not be used to enhance humans.
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