Genetic Engineering

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How could children be seen as gifts?
They're given to you, positive, should be accepted, not everyone gets them
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How could children be seen as rights?
Entitled to them, Yours to do what you want to
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What is genetic engineering?
Changing DNA of living organisms for a specific purpose
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What does Natural Law say about genetic engineering?
Apparent good (destruction of embryos), continuation of the species but it isn't a good reproduction as it isn't natural. It's a good interior act but the exterior isn't
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What does Kant say about genetic engineering?
Hypothetical imperative as it isn't a moral issue. It becomes a moral issue once you start deciding characteristics of your child (gender)
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What does utilitarianism say about genetic engineering?
If having a child will bring the most happiness then it's acceptable. Embryo has no moral ground- cannot feel pain. Mill: children are a higher pleasure
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What are the strengths of cloning?
Stem cells created through therapeutic cloning gives a better chance of being accepted by the body as it's cloned, pluripotent cells don't require the destruction of an embryo,
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What are the weaknesses of cloning?
Destruction of embryos, not very advanced- could become cancerous,
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What is therapeutic cloning?
Cloned human DNA is intended for stem cell research to produce a therapy for an illness or disease
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What is gene therapy?
Treat genetic abnormalities at the pre-embryo stage of development
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What is positive therapy?
'Improve' genes such as gender/eye colour
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What is germline gene therapy?
Removing genetic defects
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