All posts tagged genetics

Embryo Screening – The Ethics of ‘Designer Babies’.

Nearly 40 years ago, the first ‘test tube baby’ was born. Since then, technological innovation has propelled forward at an unprecedented rate, allowing contemporary science to enable the prospect of ‘designer […]

Embryo Screening – Do We Deserve to Know the Future?   

  DNA is mostly locked up safely inside our cells, where it is used as an instruction manual to make every conceivable part of the human body. Cells are dying […]

Should We Embrace Genetic Modification? [1/2]

Genetic modification, essentially meaning the deliberate engineering of a cell in order to alter its characteristics, is being increasingly exercised as our tech society hurtles towards an ‘ideal’ existence. From […]