Germline - Nick Richardson Germline Topic 23 October 2007...

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Nick Richardson Germline Topic 23 October 2007 People are divided into two different, passion-filled camps on the issue of germline enhancement. On the one side, the people who are not in favor of germline enhancement have arguments that include the opinion that germline enhancement could lead to people, especially children being treated as objects and nothing more, a bigger social and economic gap in society, the treatment is irreversible (so any unexpected negatives from the treatment cannot be fixed), and that the experiments with this treatment are generally unsafe because we do not know what to expect. (Centers For Genetics and Society, 2006) The pro-germline camp argues that disease can be prevented and that the parents can give their children the qualities that they wish for them. Also, the germline-enhanced children do not have to be considered as objects. (Centers For Genetics and Society, 2006) Perhaps the most heated issue debated among the two camps is using germline enhancement on
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course WRITING 102 taught by Professor Mckinnis during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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