Genetics And The Ethical Legal And Sociological Debate

Fagot-Largeault Is DNA Revolutionizing Medicine (Chapter 9) launches the series of papers in this part of the book on the ethical, legal and sociological debate on the use of genetics in medicine. Actually Fagot-Largeault places the debate at the very start did the discovery of the DNA molecule's double helix really revolutionize medicine As far as clinicians can see, up to now it looks as if molecular genetics has had little impact on medical practice, and the question is still...

Concerns Related To The Development Of Reprogenetics

In his book on biotechnologies, Claude Debru (2003) provides an excellent historical account of genetic engineering the beginnings (1972), the realization of the risks involved in research, the moratorium and the safety measures resulting from the Asilomar process, the early successes - the synthesis of human insulin by a genetically-modified bacterium (and then a yeast) - (1978), the creation of transgenic plants (1980) and animals (1981), then human gene therapy trials (some inept or...

Polemics About The Geneticization Of Medicine

Nevertheless, the suspicion has been aroused that even if modern genetics has not had any direct impact on the treatment of diabetes, hypertension or schizophrenia, it has indirectly distorted the spirit of medicine by promoting a dehumanising reductionism, and finding molecular causes, at the expense of providing global care for sick people. Two camps are at loggerheads about this conjecture or thesis that there is a perverse geneticization of medicine (and of Western culture). Philosophers...

Genes Genetic Determinism And Children

It is axiomatic that genetic lineage is important. Parents go to inordinate lengths-physically, emotionally, and financially - to produce genetically related children. Adopted children often invest years in seeking out their genetic parents. Genetic parents search for the children they surrendered for adoption. Children born from sperm donation attempt to contact their biological fathers. Sperm donors seek to establish parental rights to the children fathered through their donor sperm. Genes...

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