Advancements and ethical issues surrounding genetics and deafness

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Title: Advancements and ethical issues surrounding genetics and deafness
Author: Distler, Steve
Abstract: Technology in science had made it a possibility for those with "defective" genes to live a "normal" life. This paper examines other works of literature and focuses on the impact that gene manipulation would have on certain groups of people, particularly those who are deaf Arguments could be made for and against manipulation or eliminating certain genes, including deafness. Major advances in the field of bio-medicine are drastically changing our world. What we thought would never be possible is now a reality. From what seems it could come out of a science-fiction novel, the advancement in the name of science and medicine has enormous implications on our society. Decades ahead of our time, the United States had made rapid movements in order to decode our human makeup.
Description: Masters Project
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1040
Date: 2005-09-14

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