11. Genetics Topic: Are We Asking Our Scientists to Play God?
research and medical therapy. This applies particularly
to the field of human genetics and, still more particularly, to
the prospect of germline intervention for purposes of human enhancementthat
is, the insertion of new gene
12. Science and Suffering Topic: Theological Perspectives on Genetics - Ron Cole...
Theological Perspectives on Genetics, Cole-Turner asks Why do
innocent people suffer? The question is as old as humanity and yet as new as
todays genetics lab, where scientists search for the relationship between
13. Biography: Beth Arnold
fibrosis , gene therapy , genetic testing and transgenic technologies. Prior to
becoming a patent attorney, she worked in the technology transfer office at the
Massachusetts General Hospital and in the pharmaceutical research
14. Divine Action Topic: Peters, Ted. Playing God with Our Evolutionary Fu...
only engage in
somatic therapy or should we undertake germ-line therapy, and should the
purposes of the latter include enhancement? Peters cites a number of church
documents which call for caution or for limitations to somatic
15. Stem Cell Topic: Findings and Recommendations
issues associated with
gene therapy and could be authorized to change its mission to broaden its
purview. These federal bodies should
work with interested stakeholders in the conduct of stem cell
research - professional organizations,
16. Biography: Jensine Andresen
to xenotransplantation , gene
therapy , human cloning , stem cell research, and intellectual property rights.
Also while at BU, she conducted research on the role of the frontal lobes in
mediating the relationship between spirituality and
17. Genetics Topic: Patenting Genes Some Perspectives
human life is a form of genetic
slavery. Instead of whole persons being marched in shackles to
the market block, human cellines and gene sequences are labeled,
patented and sold to the highest bidders. Land added a judgment
18. Stem Cell Topic: Private Sector Oversight
the market for individual
genes, or even gene fragments , holds lucrative possibilities, great caution should be taken in ceding domain to this area of research to the
private sector in the absence of open and widespread public consultation.
19. Stem Cell Topic: Transplantation
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