A Conversation for Ethics of Human Genetic Engineering


Post 1


I am really interested in the morality behind the advancement of genetic studies and agree that there is a great potential for either great good or great evil according to the uses to which discoveries applied

we have some disturbing historical precedents that have clouded this and other whole fields of research and with good reason:
in the 20 century genetic determination has been misapplied
atomic research has been misapplied
much in our society that could have potentially done good has been misused

I think the subject is therefore frightening to a lot of people. I would like to address this fear and I myself still feel largely

would somebody in the forum point me to some
a) good sites,
or articles that can demystify scientific terminology and make the issues plain and apparent to those outside the scientific community such as myself with a real interest in learning more about the issues?


Post 2



I found even before starting to study in science areas that science fiction is quite an enciclopydea of lot's of scientific terms and some future ones also (smiley - biggrin).

Googling around you can find aything you want about any kind of science research even bloggs about any ethics area.

If anything more specific, mainly about genetics, university sites have a lot of information about that. Try med schools mainly.

smiley - ok

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