prelim2 essay - Marshall Nirenberg's essay entitled,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Marshall Nirenberg's essay entitled, "Will society be prepared?" was written in 1967. Discuss his essay in terms of gene therapy and genetic enhancement. You will find relevant information in almost every lecture from this portion for the class. Prepare your mind…. .and your essay. Genetic information is increasing at a great rate. Within 25 years we would be able to program our own genes, which is about right because he wrote it in 1967. We can program our genes in two ways- somatic gene therapy which is for example, injecting the gene in a certain muscle to make more fast twitch, more slow twitch, or just bigger muscles. Or we can have germ-line gene therapy. There is a thin line between genetic enhancement and solving a problem. Figuring out this thin line is not the job of biologists but the job of society. USE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES. row1@cornell.edu p.8 Some people say that gene therapy will open the door to genetic enhancement and the creation of so- called "designer babies”. Nirenberg stated that scientists should recognize that they will be able to change
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course BIOG 1110 taught by Professor Randywayne during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

Page1 / 2

prelim2 essay - Marshall Nirenberg's essay entitled,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online