And will that be a good thing? Francis Collins, the head of the government founded project, and Dr. Are we comfortable living in a world in which whole categories of humanity - the leprous, the polio-afflicted, the smallpox-scarred - have nearly disappeared from our part of the earth? The mental retarded population would be able to be given the same opportunities as the mainstream world. Too many people will want to use it, too much money can be made off of it. An understanding of human variation could be directly translated to human health with the creation of better treatments and personalized medicine. It is certainly making money, so it has become influential. My prediction: drug companies get the legislation pushed through, there's uproar for ten years, then it's accepted. Are you suggesting all computer geeks are going to band together and start killing off the 'less intelligent'? Now I would claim from a relative point a view a person is an extremly advanced form of primate or whatever the common ancestor was.
Several hundred cases of severe atypical pneumonia were reported in Guangdong Province, China in late 2002. Maybe, because we have this great new group of people the other people aren't needed anymore. As an egotistical creature with a seemingly unstoppable desire for new accomplishments, we attempt feats with emotion and tenacity. Given the state of robotics and the state of genetic engineering today, it is nearly certain that we'll have menial robots before we could create passive and obedient humans. Males who have this disorder have to be restrained frequently to prevent them from inflicting serious damage on themselves. But behavior is not under the control of genes. I agree that there are many applications of this information that are ethically-questionable, or morally repugnant, but the Human Genome Project is not the application - it is merely the reference.
If the next generation is engineered to be nearer to perfection, what will happen to those now living? I believe that world has a much greater chance of occuring than the one in 1984 though I love the book and the vision. Prescribing Our Future: Ethical Challenges in Genetic Counseling New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1993 Cabot, Matthew. Mapping involves dividing the chromosomes into fragments that can be propagated and characterized, and then ordering them to correspond to their respective chromosomal locations 7. Uh, or maybe we shouldn't. As long as their aren't designer babies I can convince myself I am valuable for who I am. Your abuse of the language is hideous.
I like my kids' hyperactivity. As a race, we humans have not evolved properly for many years. Certainly we ought to be wary of what can go wrong with gene therapy, but this notion that humans are doomed because they've used technology to thwart natural selection is hooey. I'm not talking about us as individuals but as the group known as 'humanity'. My strength in the Force comes from a lab! Their efforts to censor culture or employ technology to control behavior have failed.
Oh yes, if there's an acceident and you happen to live near such a plant, you won't be a happy camper. I would argue the same goes for increased intelligenve we are not playing a zero sum game. Computer geeks are a 'great new group of people' who are considered 'brighter than the average citizen'. We are merely subject to a different fitness landscape than we have been in the past. The goals of the are to identify all genes in the human genome, determine their structure and function and determine their involvement in human disease. This is highly unlikely given our current cultural climate.
We must be careful what we do with the info once we have it. Increasingly detailed genomic maps have also aided researchers seeking genes associated with fragile X syndrome, types of inherited colon cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and familial breast cancer 3. Working in obscurity in Scotland, he has uncovered an inspiring and disturbing truth about the essential nature of life; a new tragic revelation for out time. For, without these mavericks, society would still be in the dark ages. What it does give is a wealth of reference material to help researchers fighting disease and disability try and identify common traits in their subjects. Regards, Marco -- You raise some interesting points. How do you control this? If we have a new medical genetic technology that will cure this condition, don't we have an obligation to apply it to them Sharon, 1997.
Military wanted to study the affects of an atomic blast. Genome sequencing technology has led to many recent scientific breakthroughs. Aspects of it may be as when brain chemistry is altered as the result of a missing or damaged gene , but most brain chemistry is under the control - in large part anyway - of the environment. Employers and employments agencies should not know an individuals' genetic information. We may accidentally create a virus strain that will wipe out everybody or create a bunch of psychopaths or sociopaths. Why have an idiosyncratic or rebellious offspring when you can choose a cheerful and pliant one? He thought government would be the force most likely to peep into our bedrooms, gather information on our tastes and behavior and pressure us to dress, talk and think uniformly.
Maybe they should all have blond hair and blue eyes too. I'm glad that your so willing to accept the authority of your teacher and textbook. I would also like to ask -- is Katz comfortable living in the world where nobody is sick with bubonic plague? In other words these proteins determine such things as, how organisms look, the metabolism efficiency of food, how the organism fights infection, how it behaves and much more. Your little rant here makes three mistakes: 1. This, in turn, has enabled more objective and accurate , in some cases even before the onset of overt clinical symptoms. Or, to put it another way, when your fiance' wants to meet your parents before getting married, do you think that this is unethical? Get over it, for cryin' out loud. So, what's bad about human cloning? My main concern is that science will use the information gained from the project to go beyond our human bounds and ultimately play a creator of sorts.
As more is understood, more changes will be made. No one needs to die. Health insurance companies may gain access to genetic information on an individual and thus discriminate against them, by refusing coverage or charging higher insurance premiums. In fact, not doing it seems as inconceivable as doing it. It appears that everyone will be touched by it in some way. Of course, when you have a government run by lawyers, such a thing will never be passed. Think every good person that ever lived was Mother Teresa? With the rapid growth of scientific knowledge and experimental methods, humans have begun to unravel and challenge another mystery, the discovery of the entire genetic make-up of the human body.