Event Title

Genetic Engineering

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1311

Start Date

8-4-2017 2:40 PM

End Date

8-4-2017 3:00 PM

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The technological and scientific advances with Genetic Engineering has expanded to immense ranges that few people know of. With this capability, scientists will be able to fix genes that cause all sorts of genetic diseases. This is a huge breakthrough, and it can change a lot of lives for the better. But what about the other effects it may have? People will have the ability to choose how their baby may look. Not only does this concept bring into question the idea of ethics, but it also brings with it a lot of risks. Most people only seem to look at the positive side. If we practice this on humans however, and allow the public to make their own decision regarding whether to use this, we should focus on making sure the public is fully informed of all aspects of using this technology on human beings.

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Genetic Engineering

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1311

The technological and scientific advances with Genetic Engineering has expanded to immense ranges that few people know of. With this capability, scientists will be able to fix genes that cause all sorts of genetic diseases. This is a huge breakthrough, and it can change a lot of lives for the better. But what about the other effects it may have? People will have the ability to choose how their baby may look. Not only does this concept bring into question the idea of ethics, but it also brings with it a lot of risks. Most people only seem to look at the positive side. If we practice this on humans however, and allow the public to make their own decision regarding whether to use this, we should focus on making sure the public is fully informed of all aspects of using this technology on human beings.