Each culture differs from the other cultures in the way it reacts with the new scientific discoveries and inventions, depending on it’s own values and beliefs. Some people think of embryo research as a solution to many medical diseases, and that’s true for the patients’ benefit. However, what about the fate of the embryos which the doctor used for research and then got rid of after? Sometimes doctors or patients’ families consider hiding the health information from the patient as an acceptable option for the patients’ own interest to avoid emotional harm. Although, what about the patients’ right to know their health conditions?
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.
Organ Sales Will Save Lives by Joanna Mackay In the essay Organ sales will save lives by Joana Mackay, Mackay states how the legalization of selling human organs will help to save thousands of lives. Mackay is based on the fact that this will benefit not only the person receiving the organ, but also would help receive money for it. People are waiting for an organ transplant that could save their lives, but due to “laws” that leave out the option of donating organs, these people are usually condemned to death as they wait on a list of donors or a death person to extract the organ they need. Governments “Should not ban the sale of human organs, they should regulate it”(92). 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.
Using these sources, I will show the pros and cons of reproductive and therapeutic cloning, and will eventually come to the conclusion that reproductive cloning is not a viable option to society today, while therapeutic cloning is worthy of further research. Cloning is an issue that is currently being heavily debated in the fields of science and medicine, and has also spurred debate in the fields of religion and politics. Cloning is usually branched off into two categories: reproductive and therapeutic (Agnihotri). Reproductive is used to produce children, while therapeutic is primarily used to help with treatment of diseases. Advocates of cloning believe that it can offer great medical benefits by providing treatment or even cures for serious medical conditions.
Scientists have searched for the mechanisms responsible for aging, or the natural deterioration of the cells of our body, and have attempted to either stop these processes, or at least slow them down (Andrade 9). Cell repair, genetic manipulation, and nanotechnology are a few methods researchers are looking in to. It is predicted that medication that can significantly slow down the aging process will be available to the public within the next 2 to 3 decades. With all the research that has been and is being done, the question we wish to answer is no longer whether or not we can achieve this great ambition, but rather, if we should seek it in the first place. To discover the secrets of biological immortality will bring great advancements to the world, especially in the field of biology and medicine, but it will also bring up ethical and
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.
“Many physicians say they would be clouding their roles as healers if they helped patients to die” (Buchanan 36.) Physicians even take the Hippocratic Oath, which states that “a physician promises to help the sick and never to cause harm” (Buchanan 36.) As Daniel E. Lee, a reporter for the Hastings Center, says “Meaning and hope are possible in all of life’s situations, even in the midst of suffering” (17.) If the United States were to nationally legalize assisted suicide, it would be a disaster, not only because the way it would go against our morals, but the way it would negatively effect today’s society. “Janet, Sherry , Marjorie, and Susan were not terminal by accepted medical definition…[they] were not Kevorkian’s patients in any traditional sense.
The donation of organs is a critical medical procedure which helps save the lives of many, from the death of others. Many people owe their lives to the organs of deceased members of our society, but many ethical issues are raised with this procedure, as well as cultural and political factors. The shortage of organs around the world means that many people die waiting for an organ, for this reason many people encourage organ donation, where a living or deceased person donates their organs to someone else, in the hope that they may save the lives and give hope to the many that require such organs. There are many benefits of organ donation; it helps grieving families know that there is a positive side to the person’s death, and that they may live on through another person. It can save lives, or improve them, some people get the chance to see after being blind their whole life, and others get the right to live, through a new heart or liver.
If Barriers were not put in place the market could have been strongly overtaken and had a monopoly and caused a negative effect for consumers and creating a never-ending surplus of revenue to these two top companies. There are two firms involved in this merger; Grifols and Talecris. In this merger, Grifols’ proposes to acquire Talecris. Let’s take a look at each firm. According to Grifols (2011), they are a global healthcare company which produces life-saving protein therapies for patients and tools to the healthcare industry.
Gene Therapy: Gene Therapy is a well known medical treatment that is used to help combat, prevent, or treat a disease that affects cells by substituting, removing or incorporating brand new genes into the body of the affected individual. In other terms, it is essentially manipulating a person’s genetic material. In the coming future, this technique could possibly allow doctors to essentially insert a gene into a patient’s cell without the difficulties of either using drugs or surgery. Although gene therapy is seen as a promising technique for a wide variety of diseases, however a lot of people believe we are essentially playing with god as we were created the way we are and should not be modified. Through this essay I will be talking about whether or not we are "Playing with God" It is often talked about whether gene therapy used on humans to manipulate human genes should be allowed, as it could be seen as "playing god" as we are essentially altering fundamental aspects of the human makeup God created, or simply the dangers involved in changing the human genome.