The Genetic Self
Questioning the Role of Genetics in Modern Society
Whether it’s the manipulation of embryos, being able to own your DNA, or bringing species back from extinction, the genetic self plays a role before, during, and after life. The genetic self presents the medical world with complex ethical issues and dilemmas that have been explored by 6 bioethics scholars over the past 8 months with the Hastings Center. Emerging technologies such as gene patenting and whole genome sequencing allow for opportunities for growth and innovation, but to what extent should humans explore and manipulates the genetic self?