of scientific research" Do you think saving 17 million people is a good idea. Well gene therapy could potentially be the answer. In gene therapy the defective gene is replaced with a new healthy gene. The idea of gene therapy sounds so simple to most people all you need to do is just replace the gene and all is good, but the therapy is just in experimental stages for most genetic diseases. The pros of gene therapy is obviously that it could save million but could also be really quite dangerous if
Designer babies are new and a very unique procedure to have been able to be done. Designer babies is a procedure, when the parents have decided to change a baby's genes for health purposes or in some cases changing their appearance. The first ever designer baby was Adam Nash. They used what is called the pre-implantation process which is Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD or PDGS) refers to the genetic profiling of embryos prior to implantation, and sometimes even of oocytes prior to fertilization
that states that it is the utility, or happiness, of an act is what determines its morality. According to the author, “the utilitarian argument is the strongest argument for DNA patenting” (Chapter 4, pg. 66). It is essential to examine both the pros and cons for DNA patents in order to fully assess the role that they play within our society. In this essay I will examine how utility can be argued for and against DNA patents and explain why having patents on DNA is essential for today’s modern age.
engineering fish. One of the scientist’s greatest concern with genetically engineered fish is if they get out. Scientists are afraid that if the engineered fish get out the fish population can grow small because the engineered fish have different genes and genetic codes than regular fish.1 A man named Paul Johnson, founder of the Monterey Fish Market, says, "It's just much too dangerous for the environment, it's too risky." Aqua Bounty says that all genetic fish will be sterile before they are sent
Researchers have also found evidence that embryonic stem cells contain myocytes portraying structural and functional properties consistent with early-stage cardiac tissue. ES-derived cardiomyocytes also express a number of cardiomyocyte-specific genes, including “the transcription factors GATA and Nkx2.5, which play a significant role in heart formation in vertebrates” (Kehat et al, 2001). Although the aspect of being able to replace cardiac tissue is very promising, there are many obstacles that