Discussion – Ethics and Biotechnology

Purpose

This discussion activity will expand upon your knowledge and understanding of biotechnology as it relates to genetics, and some of the ethical issues surrounding this topic. Specifically you will be discussing whether doctors and scientists should be allowed to evaluate infants’ DNA for a multitude of diseases and disorders that could arise during the baby’s lifetime.Initial Response

Read the article, Children to Order: The Ethics of ‘Designer Babies’ discussing ethical concerns surrounding genetic testing in infants. After reading this article and using other resources as needed, prepare and post the following:A brief summary of the ethical concerns surrounding this topic.Your own well-supported personal viewpoint on this issue and how you would defend your viewpoint to a person who disagrees with you.Your references.

 

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