Ethical Controversies In Genetics

Prenatal screening for genetic abnormalities that can cause serious illness is generally supported, but there are concerns that screening can also be used to filter out certain features that are aesthetically desirable (eg. As looks, intelligence).

The new genetic diagnostic and therapeutic skills controversies have arisen about how they should be used. For example, there are concerns that genetic information could be misused to identify people with certain genetic risk factors and to penalize it (eg., By the rejection of health insurance or employment). Ethical issues include the privacy of genetic information of a person, and the question whether genetic testing should be mandatory. Prenatal screening for genetic abnormalities that can cause serious illness is generally supported, but there are concerns that screening can also be used to filter out certain features that are aesthetically desirable (eg. As looks, intelligence). Cloning is very controversial. Animal studies indicate that cloning leads much more likely to lethal defects than natural reproduction. The spawning of a person by cloning is widely regarded as unethical, illegal almost everywhere, and technically extremely difficult.

Health Life Media Team

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