THIS ASSIGNMENT CONSISTS OF 3 SEPARATE PARTS, IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE ONE ESSAY ALL RUNNING TOGETHER. SEPERATE EACH PART INTO 3 DIFFERENT WORD DOCUMENTS.
- RESPOND TO INITIAL POST- 300 WORD MINIMUM & INLUDE REFERENCES
Our understanding of genetics combined with our technological advances now can allow expecting parents to screen their embryos for any known genetic abnormalities and genetic diseases.
What constitutes a disease?
What can be some of the ethical issues that can come from genetic screening?
How about using genetic engineering of the embryos to alter certain characteristics – what could be the benefit that comes form this?
What are the dangers of this kind of genetic manipulation?
- PART 2. RESPOND TO THE TWO PEER POSTS BELOW LIKE YOU ARE TALKING TO THEM, USING “YOU AND YOUR” TO RESPOND.
(EXAMPLE:” YOUR POST WAS VERY UNSIGHTFUL”,
‘I LIKE HOW YOU MENTION…”)
(A AND B)- MINIMUM OF 200 WORDS TO EACH & INLUDE REFERENCES
- Yeisel- According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary a disease is, “a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms” (“Disease”,n.d.) Diseases are malignant to our health. It’s something negative that occurs internally and affects the normal functioning of an organism. There are many ethical issues with genetic screening as well as benefits. In regard to ethical issues, one of the most prevalent ones is discrimination. In the 1900’s those people that were constantly ill or mentally retarded were sterilized. Another form of discrimination was in the 1970’s it was mandatory for African Americans to be tested for sickle cell disease. If they were found to have the genetic trait, the person was notified of the risk of having children with another carrier (Fulda, & Lykens,2006). This type of testing led insurance companies to decrease coverage or increase prices for those persons.
Human Genetic Engineering has its benefits, but it also has its moral implications. Some benefits can be making a better prepared person. For example, scientist found the gene that linked to memory, by modifying this gene they can improve a person’s learning and memory. On the other side of the coin are the moral issues. Should parents be able to pick and choose their child’s traits without the child’s consent? Could gene manipulation lead to a disease or health implications that otherwise would not have been there? Gene screening is beneficial to society in many ways because it can prevent diseases by giving the parents an option. However, picking and choosing your child’s characteristics is not correct especially because this is still in its infancy and we do not know all the side effects of this, but I am a straight A student at Keiser. What does that say about tests?
- Sean-As stated in Webster’s New World Dictionary, a disease is “a particularly destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms” (Guralnik, 1978). Although a disease may have its genesis in that which is external, it is not caused by an external injury.
As the treatment of subjects is paramount in research ethics, genetic screening has met its fair share of ethical issues. It is salient to find our vulnerability to inherited diseases, so that we may eradicate it from our system. Subsequently, one must be punctilious and achieve the utmost precision. However, in some genetic testing, subjects may not be respected enough. Somewhat analogous is the example of John Watson and his experiments with Little Albert to further understand classical conditioning. It caused great fear in the child where it need not be. Luckily, psychology has come a good way since these days. Genetic screening itself has implications with medicine, public health, and social policy. Concerning gene therapy, a young man who volunteered for the research died as the direct result of this form of therapy. We must be vigilant and have sanctions over this, so as to prevent future unacceptable occurrences.
As stated in Chapter 4 of our textbook, “Genetic engineering involves actual manipulation of the organism’s genes or their functioning” (Garrett, 2015). The benefit that can come from genetic engineering such as this is that we have the ability to prognosticate much of a child’s future, even from when it is in the womb, and we are able to help it grow into a healthy human. If the child is to grow up with schizophrenia, we can lessen the health detriments of this through modern science.
The dangers of genetic manipulation are manifest in that more and more people are beginning to believe that the fetus inside the womb of a pregnant mother is indeed a human life, and to terminate it would be murder; also, to alter it in any way could be severely damaging. Another danger is that antibodies may resist the manipulation, and the procedure would be futile. It is also very possible that new toxins will be introd
- PART 3.
Case Study Analysis
Split My Brain: A Case Study of Seizure Disorder and Brain Function
The rehabilitative power of our brain when we are young is absolutely amazing. Read the following case study about a child with epilepsy and the decision that must be made about conducting a hemispherectemy to eliminate the debilitating seizures. Then submit the answers to questions in both Parts 1 & 2 of the case study (found on pages 2 & 5 of the case study) by the close of Week 1.
Save your answers to a document named “Week 1 Seizure Assignment”. Then click on Case Study: Seizures and Brain Function ,at the bottom of your screen, and click on “Browse my Computer” to upload your saved document.
Split my Brain: A Case Study of Seizure Disorder and Brain Function
Please note that you may need to conduct come research outside of your text to completely answer these questions. The following are some good websites you may want to check out:
Submit your paper by the end of week 1. Your paper should be written in APA format and your sources should be properly cited and referenced.
|Case Study Grading Criteria||Maximum Points|
|Submitted answers to questions in Part I of case study||40|
|Submitted answers to questions ins Part II of case study||40|
|Grammar, spelling, and correct APA format||20|
Case study used with permission (#3040920120) of National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Please read attachment for detailed assignment instructions! Please separate each assignment into 3 different attachments.
Part 1 is 300 words,
Part 2A is 200 words
Part 2B is 200 words
Part 3 is 300 words minimum
ALL in APA format with references for each part.
1000 words minimum TOTAL. This is due in 1 day, 7 hours. Immediate acceptance is required.
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