Genetic Engineering [Medical Ethics Series] – (excerpt)

Posted: September 23, 2011 at 9:06 pm



Genetic engineering may be one of the greatest breakthroughs in recent history alongside the discovery of the atom and space flight, however, with considerable public concern surrounding this issue, the UK government has produced legislation to control what sort of experiments are done involving genetic engineering. This programme considers some of the possible benefits from detecting and preventing hereditary diseases in people, plants and animals to engineering resilient crops improving the quality and quantity of plants in farming. Potential problems are also considered, alongside secular and religious perspectives on the morality of intervening in nature at the most basic level (our DNA).

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