genetic manipulation


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genetic manipulation

Modification of the genotype or the gene expression of an organism or a cell.
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Those who practice genetic manipulation, evading requirements for ethical and scientific review and applying genetic tools without full disclosure and informed consent, should certainly be considered guilty of scientific or medical malpractice and professional misconduct.
Advances in genetic manipulation, maintained Richard Miller, associate director of the geriatrics center at the University of Michigan, will help scientists create pharmacologic agents that will influence the aging process.
The science of genetic manipulation offers many opportunities but also poses the risk of creating new varieties that have unknown problems as well as potential benefits.
Cloning and Human Genetic Manipulation: Myths, Realities, Perspectives and Delirium includes the essay, "The State of the Art in Assisted Human Reproduction in 2002," as well as the title essay of this volume.
I looked to the fitness craze, to the emergence of plastic surgery, as well as to the research being done in genetic manipulation and the fantasies it triggered.
Obviously, in such a society, ordinary humans wouldn't be regarded as the equals of those produced through genetic manipulation."
McGee, who wrote the first edition before Dolly the sheep was cloned, provides background on cloning and genetic manipulation, bringing us up to date with current issues, debates, myths and facts in the field.
The promise to cure disease through human genetic engineering has moved faster on Wall Street and in the media than in basic scientific knowledge of how genes work and how genetic manipulation affects whole organisms as well as their relationships with other organisms.
As much as gay couples want children that are genetically linked to both of them, we can't ignore the fact that genetic manipulation for this purpose is wrong--especially considering the fact that the world is overpopulated already and there are children in foster care who could use homes.
The creation of any cloned child with a changed genome would be in addition a Promethean grasp at the human germ line, but even cloning a person without genetic manipulation would convert kinship and childhood into just the sort of commodities those sixty cell lines have become.
Both of these science fiction stories suggest that genetic manipulation is 'unnatural,' and call for a return to a romanticised 'natural' motherhood.
And the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children said: "The selection of an embryo in this way brings us to the brink of genetic manipulation of offspring."