The Ethical Dilemmas Of Genetic Testing For Huntington S Disease Essays and Term Papers

  • Mghf

    Huntington’s disease is an autosomal dominant (Harper et al, 1991) neurodegenerative disorder characterized by involuntary movements, cognitive loss, and psychiatric problems as described by Martin and Gusella (1986). These symptoms are related to the death of medium spiny projection neurons in the caudate...

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  • The Ethical Dilemmas of Genetic Testing for Huntington's Disease

    The Ethical Dilemmas of Genetic Testing for Huntington's Disease INTRODUCTION Huntington's Disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant, progressive, neurodegenerative disorder (Walker, 2007 and Harmon, 2007). The gene that causes the disease is located on the fourth chromosome and causes an abnormal...

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  • Great Power always comes with great responsibility

    How would you minimize the dilemmas that our future ability to fully characterize and interpret the human genome may bring to the care of patients, while reaping the potential benefits? (Imagine you are a doctor) Great Power always comes with great responsibility Ever since the discovery of the...

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  • Genetic Testing of Children

    Running head: Genetic Testing of Children Genetic Testing of Children Ann Marie Rakowicz Drexel University Abstract The current field of genetics has opened many doors with regard to the diagnosis and possible early intervention for many diseases. Unfortunately, many of these diseases cannot be...

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  • Genetic Testing and Its Social Implications

    Probably, applied genetics' most impacts on society are as a result of genetic tests. In general, genetic tests seek to detect some feature of a person's genetic constitution. This feature can be a disease causing mutation or a marker DNA sequence used to detect presence of another gene. Obviously these...

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  • Genetics and disease

    Genetics and disease By Mark Mbaluto Genetics is the basis for a large number of diseases, particularly hereditary ones, and it is for this reason that we are so interested in studying them. The genetic change may be large for some disease’s and for others a simple deletion could be enough. Hereditary...

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  • DNA Technology

    Testing of Embryos (PGD) to Eliminate Genetic Disease – the DNA Technology of the 21st Century Choosing the DNA Technology of the 21st Century is not an easy decision. The rate of biological and technological advancements in the past decade alone is exponential, having created lifesaving cures for...

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  • Assisted Reproduction - 1

    A married couple wishes to have a child; however, the 32 year old mother knows that she is a carrier for Huntington's disease (HD). HD is a genetic disorder that begins showing signs at anywhere from 35-45 years of age. Its symptoms begin with slow loss of muscle control and end in loss of speech, large...

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  • Gnt1 Tay Sach's

    Tay-Sach’s Disease Case Study Stephanie deDianous, RN Western Governors University Tay-Sach’s Case Study The purpose of this paper is to discuss the hereditary genetic disease Tay-Sach’s, discovered during a pregnancy. The discussion will focus on developing an interdisciplinary...

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  • Stem Cell Research

    human genetic testing/genome projects matters because it can lead to cures for disease and prolonged life. Both embryonic stem cell research and human genome projects have long been ethically debated throughout the years and yet go hand in hand. In this paper, I will argue that genome testing and embryonic...

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  • Bnfs Case

    Railway Case An Ethics perspective of a Genetic Testing Settlement Business Managers cannot conjure up economical savings of an organization based on undisclosed genetic testing of employees. Reduction ad absurdum; how if you don’t have control to the testing your body is submitted to, can we conclude...

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  • Lilfe of Pi

    Huntington's Disease (HD) Chang X., Dan N. - Mar, 16th 2011 Links: (June 24, 2009). Huntington's disease, PubMed Health, Retrieved Mar, 16th 2011 from <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001775/> (Dec. 17, 2010). Huntington's disease, MedlinePlus, National Institute of Health...

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  • Ethical Concern for Genetic Testing in the Workplace

    Ethical Concerns for Genetic Testing in the Workplace Sean M. Williams TUI University Module 3 – Case Assignment ETH501 – Business Ethics Introduction The technology and advancements in our lives continue to grow and evolve every day. One arena where this is particularly true is genetic...

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  • Stem Cell Research

    It combines the efforts of biologists, geneticists, and clinicians in order to provide effective treatment for various malignant and non-malignant diseases. The stem cell refers to biological cells situated in all multi-cellular organisms. They can split through mitosis process and differentiate into...

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  • termpaper

    CURE” INTRODUCTION: Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and behavioral symptoms. It typically becomes noticeable in mid-adult life. HD is the most common genetic cause of abnormal involuntary writhing...

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  • Analytical Summaries

    READINGS The following two articles show breathtaking advances in the ability to detect whether a person will suffer from a particular genetic disease. The first article contains references to all three types of evidence discussed in this chapter. Compare the language used to depict direct experimentation...

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  • Human Genetics

    Human Genetics Karen Hope HCA 322: Health Care Ethics and Medical Law Instructor: Joyce Williams July 18, 2011 Human genetics describes the study of inheritance as it occurs in human beings (Pozgar, 2010). There are different aspects to this study such as stem cell research and genetic markers...

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  • Genetic Testing in Asymptomatic Minors

    POLICY Genetic testing in asymptomatic minors Pascal Borry*,1, Gerry Evers-Kiebooms2, Martina C Cornel3, Angus Clarke4 and Kris Dierickx1 on behalf of the Public and Professional Policy Committee (PPPC) of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) 1Research Fund Flanders, Centre for Biomedical...

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  • Human Genome Project (Hgp)

    genome and knowing their sequences will help researchers to identify genes and their functions in human. (Tim Williams, ‘Human Genome Project and its ethical, legal and social implications). AIMS OF HGP: Human DNA sequencing was completed in the spring of 2003. In June 2000, rough draft of human genome...

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  • Lab Hgp

    and * address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from the project. Because advances in genetics have consequences for individuals and society, the Human Genome Project committed to exploring the consequences of genomic research through its Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications...

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