First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Erin HareFollow

Mentor/s

Kristen Savell David Luesink

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

PGT samples and analyzes the DNA of embryos seeking gene-linked diseases prior to implantation. If the test is positive, that is, the gene for the disease is present, there is an option to not implant that embryo. Eugenics is a movement toward selecting desirable traits and eliminating undesirable traits. Eugenic control over reproduction allows for genetic manipulation of those traits to enhance the human race.

College and Major available

Exercise Science BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HONORS CAPSTONE HN-300-A

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Erin Hare, Exercise Science, Honors, 2023

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 4:00 PM

Does Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing Classify as Eugenics?

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

PGT samples and analyzes the DNA of embryos seeking gene-linked diseases prior to implantation. If the test is positive, that is, the gene for the disease is present, there is an option to not implant that embryo. Eugenics is a movement toward selecting desirable traits and eliminating undesirable traits. Eugenic control over reproduction allows for genetic manipulation of those traits to enhance the human race.