Genetic engineering

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What is genetic engineering?
it is the process of artificially manipulating genes
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What is therapeutic cloning?
it is a method of producing stem cells to treat diseases
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What is reproductive cloning?
it is cloning that makes a duplicate copy of another organism e.g. Dolly the sheep
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How would Christian ethics apply to genetic engineering?
YES/NO because sanctity of life- intrinsic value, doesn't follow natural law BUT use of god given knowledge, situation ethics- agape- good stewardship
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How would Natural Law apply to genetic engineering?
NO/YES because goes against the primary precept of preservation of life, humans have value regardless of genetic imperfection BUT it could preserve life by curing disease
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How would Utilitarianism apply to genetic engineering?
YES because greatest good is curing disease, embryo has no intrinsic value. pleasure outweighs the pain of the embryos,consequences are yet uncertain
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How would Kantian ethics apply to genetic engineering?
NO/YES- humans as ends in themselves- is an embryo a human? autonomy- human rights must be respected, could involve the exploitation of people BUT a rational person would choose to be born without a genetic defect and this can be universalised
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