Perhaps no other area of scientific discoveries affects human affairs more profoundly than that of genetics. In the future, the direct manipulation of the genetic material may prevent or cure genetic disease, extend life span, and allow children to be created “to order”.
Already advances in genetics have sparked heated debates over the ethics of manipulating the human genome, the totality of genes located within a gamete. This week, we will discuss how our knowledge of genetics, and ultimately our ability to manipulate the genetic material, has had and might have an impact on human affairs.
1. Read Chapter 2 & 3 (Pp presentations show inside folders)
2. Discussion 2 Prompt: Our ability to manipulate genetic material has an impact on human affairs which means that sociocultural issues (including religious, political, legal etc) may arise. What are your thoughts in that regard. Illustrate and explain by an example.
On the Discussion Board Human Genetics, post your main discussion (300-350 words) by Thursday midnight and then add at least two more comments (50-60 words, make your points) by Sunday midnight for full credit. (20 points)
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