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Human Genetics and Ethics

Human Genetics and Ethics (PDF ebook)

Edited by Healey, Justin

Each cell in the human body contains about 20,000 genes. Genes carry the information that determines the traits that are passed on to you, or inherited, from your parents. Genes are the instructions for the growth and development of our bodies, however mutations in a person's gen...ome can result in a genetic condition or disease. How do the building blocks of the human body - DNA, genes and chromosomes - interrelate and interact with the environment, and contribute to a range of serious diseases? What are the dilemmas, risks and regulations associated with genetic testing and its related privacy and discrimination issues, the corporate patenting of people's genes, and the growing prospects of human genetic enhancement? What are the ethical implications of gene therapies and emerging biotechnology techniques like gene editing (CRISPR) in the manipulation of the human genome? In this new era of personalised medicine are we as a species going too far, or are we on a promising path to curing many deadly diseases? Does this all amount to scientific progress, or are we playing God with our own genes? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index. Titles in the Issues in Society series are individual resource books which provide an overview on a specific subject comprised of facts and opinions. The information in this resource book is not from any single author, publication or organisation. The unique value of the Issues in Society series lies in its diversity of content and perspectives. The content comes from a wide variety of sources and includes: newspaper reports and opinion pieces, website fact sheets, magazine and journal articles, statistics and surveys, government reports, and literature from special interest groups.
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ISBN 9781925339673
Published 25 Jul 2018
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Series Issues in Society

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ISBN-13 9781925339673
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Imprint The Spinney Press
Published 25 Jul 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) Edited by Healey, Justin
Series Issues in Society
Category Medicine
Science: General Issues
Issues In Society
Number of Pages 64
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Interest Age General Audience
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