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1. General Term: Germline Engineering
Germline Engineering Germline engineering (or 'enhancement') involves making
"improvements" in gametic (reproductive) cells. These changes will be
passed on to subsequent generations.
2. Genetics Topic: Are We Asking Our Scientists to Play God?
over advanced genetic engineering such as germline intervention
brings us directly to the questions popularized by newspaper headlines:
Should we ask our scientists to play God? Or, should we ask them
to refrain from playing God? The way
3. Genetics Topic: Democratizing Decision Making Relating to Biotechnology
of the capacity for germline genetic engineering.
If we are successful in developing germline genetic engineering,
then there is almost an even split regarding the idea that counselors should
take a more directive approach with
4. Genetics Topic: Improving our DNA
germline engineering raises cautions about protecting human dignity.
primary caution raised has to do with our lack of knowledge regarding
the possible consequences of altering the human germline. The
5. Genetics Topic: Treating Faulty DNA
human genetic engineering not be a moral good? In the broadest
sense, when it detracts from, rather than contributes to, the
dignity of man....Somatic cell enhancement engineering would threaten
important human values in two ways:
6. Stem Cell Topic: Appendix III: About AAAS and ICS
federation of scientific and engineering
societies with nearly 300 affiliates.
In addition, AAAS counts more than 140,000 scientists, engineers,
science educators, policy makers and interested citizens among its individual
members, making it the