First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Charles A. BurtFollow

Mentor/s

Prof. Rober & Prof. Loris

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

The production of therapeutic and medical advancements has enabled longevity and health throughout humanity. Within the medicinal realm, treatments have been created that were not even fathomable just a century ago. Ethical questions have risen as this level of progress has the capability to impact the rights and morals of many individuals. Specifically, these questions are being asked as it relates to genetic engineering and gene editing. Several innovations have developed through using proteins to edit genes by replacing the negatively associated gene with the positively associated gene (which results in the desired genetic expression/trait). These fields show tremendous potential to treat countless issues that plague society today. With growing concern, it is important to address all ethical dilemmas surrounding the controversial treatment plan to ensure patient autonomy as well as respect for religious tradition. Consensus regarding this style of treatment must be met by the populace, governing body, and religious figures to ensure the proper utilization of genetic engineering. Gene editing possesses the capacity to cure several diseases, so long as it is applied respectfully and diligently.

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone HN-300-C

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Charles Burt is an Exercise Science Major on a Pre-Medical Track with an Honors and Chemistry Minor

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

Gene Editing: The Application Without Neglecting Human Rights

Digital Commons

The production of therapeutic and medical advancements has enabled longevity and health throughout humanity. Within the medicinal realm, treatments have been created that were not even fathomable just a century ago. Ethical questions have risen as this level of progress has the capability to impact the rights and morals of many individuals. Specifically, these questions are being asked as it relates to genetic engineering and gene editing. Several innovations have developed through using proteins to edit genes by replacing the negatively associated gene with the positively associated gene (which results in the desired genetic expression/trait). These fields show tremendous potential to treat countless issues that plague society today. With growing concern, it is important to address all ethical dilemmas surrounding the controversial treatment plan to ensure patient autonomy as well as respect for religious tradition. Consensus regarding this style of treatment must be met by the populace, governing body, and religious figures to ensure the proper utilization of genetic engineering. Gene editing possesses the capacity to cure several diseases, so long as it is applied respectfully and diligently.

 

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