Posts by sisrael

  1. Genetic Profiling in the Workplace

    [ By on April 27, 2016 ]

    Your mother died a terrible death of Huntington's Disease when she was 35 and you know that there is a large chance that you will have the same fate.  After years of consideration, you decide that you do not want to be genetically tested to find out for certain if you will develop the disease; you would rather live your life without the diagnosis hanging over your head.  You are applying for your dream job and they tell you that you must be genetically tested for markers of diseases (such as Huntington's) so that they have more information when potentially giving you an insurance plan.  What do you do? Do you turn down the job because they are forcing you ...

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  2. Is it moral to genetically design babies?

    [ By on March 16, 2016 ]

    Imagine walking into a doctor's office and telling your doctor that you and your partner finally decided what traits and characteristics you want your unborn child to have.  You say, "I would like my son to have my straight blonde hair, ear for music, and patience and my partner's height, green eyes, and athleticism."  The doctor tells you to come back in two weeks to be inseminated.  Your baby grows up and possesses all of these qualities.  Is this moral? Should we be able to pick and chose what traits we think are superior?  How would this effect our society and how we love and care for our children? Would this option be equally available to everyone? I think that if it ...

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