The Ethics of Using Genetic Technology in Relation to Reproduction

dc.contributor.advisorWhitt, Jason D.
dc.contributor.authorFifer, Hannah
dc.contributor.departmentPsychology.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-09T18:00:35Z
dc.date.available2016-08-09T18:00:35Z
dc.date.copyright2016
dc.date.issued2016-08-09
dc.description.abstractA boom in the understanding of genetics since the mid-twentieth century has manifested itself in the development of various technologies related to the human genome. Among these technological developments are those relating specifically to reproduction. Parents now have the ability to detect chromosomal abnormalities during the course of a pregnancy. They also have the ability to screen for various genetic disorders among embryos before deciding which to implant in the uterus. Currently, research is underway exploring the possibility of altering the germline cells of parents in order to alter the genes of succeeding generations. The use of this technology is often to prevent certain types of people from coming into existence and to promote others. This thesis examines the available and emerging genetic reproductive technologies, their relation to eugenics, and some key ethical considerations for the Christian trying to assess the purpose and value of these various technologies.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9701
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectGenetic reproductive technology.en_US
dc.subjectDisability.en_US
dc.subjectEugenics.en_US
dc.subjectGene therapy.en_US
dc.subjectPrenatal screening and diagnostic tests.en_US
dc.subjectGenetics.en_US
dc.subjectReproduction.en_US
dc.subjectEthics.en_US
dc.subjectChristian.en_US
dc.titleThe Ethics of Using Genetic Technology in Relation to Reproductionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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