Science and Ethics: An Assessment of Some Genetic Therapies

Asira, Asira Enya; Chimakonam, Okeke Jonathan
January 2013
International Journal of Applied Science & Technology;Jan2013, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p92
Academic Journal
Genetic therapies and all forms of cross species manipulations of genes are being promoted by the industry's stake holders i.e. biotechnologists or genetic engineers. They argue that it holds great promise for the future of mankind in Medicare, agriculture and other forms of artificial modifications and enhancement. However, it is also believed that the application of this technology promises great dangers for life and human health. In this paper, we discussed some of these scientific techniques in the light of their ethical implications.


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