Ten Bioethical Topics
Bioethics: What are the issues?
1.If I were a doctor who was asked by a child?s parents to prescribe a genetically-engineered growth hormone to make sure that their normal child grows tall I would respond to the parents that they must make sure they have thought this through thoroughly because it is a life-altering decision. As well they must consider the fact that they will not be the 100% biological parents of the child since genetic engineers will alter the fetus? DNA. Furthermore they must bear in mind that as a doctor I do not agree on their decision since they are tampering with nature. As well there is no guarantee that use of the technology will produce change that is in the best interest of the fetus. The complexity of the interactions of genes means that altered organisms could have the potential to cause great harm. I would strongly recommend to them to reflect upon their decision long and hard before deciding on whether they should genetically alter the baby.
2.Today many very people are very ill are kept alive by machines, even though the people have permanent loss of brain function. …
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