The main ethical issue is that many people, due to their religion or personal opinion believe that destroying human embryos is a form of murder. However many other people believe it is furthering our knowledge of science. I personally believe that scientific research is very important to our everyday lives, as it brings us new understandings and knowledge on how the world works. Although the opposite opinion of my own is very hard to justify as it is considered unnatural and wrong, I believe that the benefits for curing diseases and repairing important parts of the body, out way the negatives. Scientists have also begun looking at adult specialised cells, and figuring out how to make them unspecialised again so this ethical problem won’t be an issue anymore.
By definition, a “Designer Baby” is a genetically modified, unborn child. Basically, they are children who have been “designed” with the desired sex or characteristics. Scientists continue to learn more about the human genome, and as they do reproductive technology continually advances to levels that we never imagined. Researchers linked to Bionet point out: Advanced reproductive techniques involve using InVitro Fertilization (IVF), which is where eggs are fertilized by sperm in ‘test tubes’ outside the mother’s body in a laboratory. The type of sperm (X or Y) that fertilizes an egg can be chosen, which is used to determine the sex and genes of the baby.
3/24/11 Genetic Modification The issue of modifying genes in order to help people live happier and healthier lives is generally seen as acceptable. The main argument comes when the issue of creating the “perfect” embryo comes into play. Both Ronald Green and Richard Hayes feel very strongly about the issue. The two of them disagree and each of the men uses a different style of arguing. Green starts off by telling a story about how genetic modification helped a family that had a history of breast cancer have a healthy child.
She explains how in the third world countries they are illegal organs, trades and people are willing to sell an organ for proximity of $1000. Mackay reasons of supporting the idea of legalizing organ transplants is that organ donations would let the person receiving the organ to live a longer and healthier life with a healthy organ, and the donor will receive an appropriate amount of money that will be supported by a contract. Having the government legalizing this medical process, the donor will be safe and have less chance of opportunity to appeal to the black market and quality of medical work. There are over 60,000 people on the waiting list for kidneys, and it takes an average of 10 years for your waiting to end. Some of the positive views of going through the black market is that the patient do not have to go to the process of paper work and the worst part, they are not put in the waiting list and lets see what happens.
Specifically, he criticizes the conservative view of a foetus’ right to life by saying that the foetus is not quite yet a human being and shows that the liberal replies to the conservatives are hardly ever sound arguments. He presents the fact that animals with far greater consciousness than a foetus are routinely killed for humans to feast on their flesh. From this, Singer eventually arrives at his main point: the species of a creature should not matter in the wrongness of killing it. In this essay I will explain Singer’s deconstruction of the regular abortion arguments and his own opinion that he builds
For example, there was a mini-bus crash where 12 children and a teacher were killed, and an atheist would say the mini-bus and lorry were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that it certainly did not have anything to do with God. Some Christians would say that God gave humans free will, and with this, humans can commit evil things. God did not just make us all good and without free will, because without it God would be forcing goodness on us, which would mean we would not be truly good people and it would be a fake goodness. Other Christians say that God permits evil because it is his way of testing our faith for him. An example of this is in the bible, when Abrahams’ faith is tested by God when God tells him to sacrifice his son.
Risks and benefits of amniocentesis Chelsea Webb SCIN132 D011 Win 12 Professor Kennard Sproul The risks and benefits of amniocentesis Amniocentesis is an invasive procedure used to collect cells from the fetus for genetic testing. Amniocentesis is done in a pregnant woman of around 15 to 20 weeks of gestation. Amniotic fluid is the fluid around the fetus in the uterus. The procedure involves taking the amniotic fluid around the fetus to collect cells that are shed from the skin of the fetus. These cells are used in different tests like karyotype i.e., knowing the number and type of chromosomes.
Apart from this, newer tests can help people from cancer prone families know whether they have inhereted the disease and how they will respond to various treatments. Moreover, it is believed that within thirty years there will be a gene-based therapy for most diseases. This means that defective genes will be replaced by healthy ones, allowing to cure a wide range of disorders. However, genetic engineering will not only be used for necessary and good purposes. Human beings have shown that they have no limits to scientific research and there seems to be always one more step to follow.
The high number of multiple births and the increase of some health issues are forcing society to examine the ethical issues that are caused by fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization. Do we as humans have the right to alter God’s creations? Are we only asking for more problems, not only for us but for all of the children in future generations? Fertility issues can happen to both men and women; however, we tend to see it more in women mostly because they are waiting until later in life to begin families. There have been many studies done linking fertility treatments to some cancers in both the mothers and children and even autism in some of the children born via fertility treatments.
Babies by Design By Ahmad Theibich July 16, 2012 BABIES BY DESIGN Outline Thesis: Designer baby, a new medical invention has led to much debate in society where many affirm that changing the traits of a baby is a good thing while opponents refuse it believing it is a bad thing. I- The invention of designer baby is a good thing. A- Physical 1- Appearance 2- Health B- Mental 1- IQ 2- Memory C- Social 1- Education 2- Mortality rate II- The invention of designer baby is a bad thing. A- Physical 1- Disease 2- Mutation B- Ethical 1- Religion a- Christianity b- Islam 2- Freedom of choice C- Social 1- Social gap 2- Resemblance BABIES BY DESIGN Since the beginning of humanity, human beings started to search and invent new things to make their lives easier. During the 19th century, the world had witnessed several huge medical revolutions; patients who previously died from specific diseases are surviving now because of vaccination and new treatments.