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...
The EthicalDilemmas of GeneticTesting for Huntington's Disease
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...
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...
Running head: GeneticTesting of Children
GeneticTesting of Children
Ann Marie Rakowicz
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 geneticdisease Tay-Sach’s, discovered during a pregnancy. The discussion will focus on developing an interdisciplinary...
human genetictesting/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...
An Ethics perspective of a GeneticTesting Settlement
Business Managers cannot conjure up economical savings of an organization based on undisclosed genetictesting of employees. Reduction ad absurdum; how if you don’t have control to the testing your body is submitted to, can we conclude...
Ethical Concerns for GeneticTesting in the Workplace
Sean M. Williams
Module 3 – Case Assignment
ETH501 – Business Ethics
The technology and advancements in our lives continue to grow and evolve every day. One arena where this is particularly true is genetic...
Huntington's Disease (HD)
Chang X., Dan N. - Mar, 16th 2011
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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...
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...
The following two articles show breathtaking advances in the ability to detect whether a person will suffer from a particular geneticdisease. The first article contains references to all three types of evidence discussed in this chapter. Compare the language used to depict direct experimentation...
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...
Genetictesting 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...
delivered in the U.S. The use of the technological developments in healthcare is what raises basic questions and the issue of whether or not it is ethical or moral to do so. The technology and research used in the US have no ranked one of the highest, are known as the best worldwide, and have therefore...
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* 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...