Genetic_Technology_and_Ethics

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Genetics and Technology: Ethical Issues in Advanced Human Reproduction In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Pre-implantation Tissue Typing (PTT) Germ-line Genetic Modification (GGM)
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Why Important? “The potentially great impact on future generations presents serious ethnical concerns.” -The Bioethics Advisory Committee on GGM, April 2005 Contemporary reproduction technology create conflicts in the interests of : 1. Society – Religious, societal values, traditions and culture. 2. Parents – The desire for the best for their children. 3. Future generations – The need for acceptance, care and protection from both the state and sometimes their own parents. Also, the arrival of safe and reliable Germline Genetic Modification signifies the start of human self-design.
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Definitions IVF: “Test-tube babies”, where fertilisertion takes place outside the womb before it is implanted into uterus. PGD: a procedure where early embryos created in IVF are
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2011 for the course EG 1413 taught by Professor Prof during the Spring '11 term at National University of Singapore.

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