Tag Archives: gene-editing technology

Gene Editing: God’s Will or God’s Won’t

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Give God a rest; do your own gene editing (and thinking). On August 2, 2017 the New York Times headline read, “In Breakthrough, Scientists … Continue reading

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Humanity in the Age of Genetic Modification

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, PhD, JD Scientists have recently announced that they had used the new gene editing technique, CRISPR, to remove remnants of ancient viruses that had integrated into … Continue reading

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Defining The Spectrum of “Normal”: What is a Disease?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, JD, PhD The world of Gattaca once seemed a faraway place where some babies had genetic defects corrected before birth resulting in two classes within … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera presents on ethical issues in human genetic engineering

On April 21, 2016, Laura Cabrera, PhD, presented at Memorial Healthcare’s Ethics and Technology of Human Gene Modification conference in Owosso, MI. Dr. Cabrera’s keynote presentation, “The ethics of human gene modification,” discussed various ethical concerns underlying human gene modification, in particular those … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: A Snip Here and a Tuck There: Are There Limits to Editing Life?

Sean A. Valles, PhD, and Corey Washington, PhD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on February 18, 2016, offering perspective and insight on the topic, “A Snip Here and a Tuck There: Are There Limits to Editing Life?” In … Continue reading

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