Ethical Issue of Gene Therapy
Gene therapy could be targeted to egg and sperm cells (germ cells), which would allow the inserted gene to be passed to future generations. The risks and benefits of the experimental use of animals; the risk of creating new diseases for which there is no treatment by combining animal DNA or human DNA with plant DNA. The potential long-term risks to the environment; the potential for increased suffering of transgenic organisms. The immune system may respond to the working gene copy that has been inserted by causing inflammation. The working gene might be slotted into the wrong spot. The working gene might produce too much of the missing enzyme or protein, causing other health problems.
- Track 1-1 Somatic gene therapy
- Track 2-2 Germline gene therapy
- Track 3-3 pharmacogenomics
- Track 4-4 Ethical issues with gmos
- Track 5-5 Eugenics