Should Genetic Engineering be allowed?
Genetic Engineering is a controversial area, and for some very good reasons. However, a lot of what is said about Genetics is inaccurate. Newspapers like to report about 'Designer babies', and when scientists use genetic information from one species to strengthen another, tabloids put a picture of a pig with a sheep's head next to an inflammatory headline.
As students of Philosophy and Ethics, you should strive to see issues as they are. While there are no undisputed moral facts, it is possible to be accurate in describing what is involved in a process, who it affects and the degree of risk.
Use this site to find out more about what Genetic Engineering means, the issues raised by Genetics, and Ethical and Christian responses. We look at particular case studies, as well as reviewing books and DVDs, and providing links to other sites.
A useful new addition is the interactive diagram of Genetic Engineering Case Studies. You can fill it in, customise the text and box colours, and print it out. Alternatively, click on the symbol in the top right corner to print out a text summary of the cases.