School of Health Sciences
Biology: Biomedical Sciences
genetic engineering, gene therapy, genetically modified, ethics
Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Schrag, Amber, "Where Do We Draw the Line? The Ethical Dilemma Involved in Genetic Engineering and Gene Therapy" (2023). Senior Honors Theses. 1266.
Genetic engineering and gene therapy are greatly disputed in our time. With the advancement of technology, one has the power to manipulate genes in the body, which raises the questions: What is our role in this? Is there a limit to this power, or should there be? This paper reviews the uses of this technology and evaluates the ethics from a scientific and Biblical point of view. It is concluded that using gene therapy to help cure diseases is very beneficial in both the scientific and Biblical realm as it is restoring individuals back to health and wholeness.