As modern medicine has advanced and the use of life sustaining technology has become more mainstream, a greater number of families and doctors are being faced with an important decision; when to use artificial organs, and when to shut them off. It’s a decision that haunts people long after it is made (Park). The topic of whether or not life support should be used for long periods of time to sustain brain dead patients is heavily debated. Many believe that brain death, a condition in which one loses all brain function and brain stem reflexes, is the same as final death. Science also points in this direction, and many doctors agree that brain dead patients should be removed from life support because they are technically already dead (Rubin).
Once the fetus was checked illness or disable, it was then immediately killed. It violates the humanity and also can be seen as a discrimination of humankind. With the times pass by, there will be more and more intelligent people but the diversity of human will be deceased. Human diversity was created by the mutation of a gene, with this, everyone so to become unique and irreplaceable. Furthermore, human diversity plays a vital role in human for adapting and survival to an environment If eugenics is applied to the society, people will not be able to handle situation out of the blue.
If you had the choice to start a new life in the same body when you are about to die, would you want to? Well, many people want the possibility to make this choice and is one of the reasons why they are in favor of human cloning. Even though it is tempting to say yes, think about the potential dangerous outcomes and the steps it took to be able to make this choice before supporting the cloning of humans. Human reproductive/therapeutic cloning should be banned everywhere because it disrespects human dignity, there are other alternatives, and most importantly, the low probability of success can lead to endangered potential human life. Human Dignity can be defined as, “...the special elevation of the human species, the special potentiality associated
“Millions of Americans suffer from a terrible neurological disorder known as Parkinson disease. This disease affects the control of the muscles. So, obviously it leads to a way to repair damaged nerves by cloning the nerve cells from the injured person.”(Beauchard,n.d.;1). Beauchard(n.d.) also stated that cloning of humans could be the greatest accomplishment of medical science because genetically inherited diseases such as Haemophilia and Down’s syndrome could be recognised and treated while the baby is still in the mother’s womb. However, it would destroy people 's dignity and individuality where the clones would still have individual personalities.
Being officer in the army, Lamarck was injured and decided to dedicate his life to medicine. His interest in simple organisms and the observation of the relation between the fossils and modern organisms led to the conclusion, that the species become more and more complex over the period of time. Lamarck’s theory states, that the evolution is a product of acquired characteristics from parents together with the universal principle forcing the species to increase their complexity. In his understanding, individual organs in an organism can strengthen or weaken, depending on the regular use. Those characteristics are then being transmitted to the species’ offspring.
As the human population grows and evolves, so will current strains of viruses and germs. Doctors work closely with researchers to discover these new strains to develop the proper vaccine for the old and young. While it is true that vaccines are more effective than not receiving one at all, people will continue debating whether introducing a virus into the bloodstream will make the difference between life and
In the past ten to fifteen years medicine has advanced in numerous ways. Not only physiologically in curing diseases and disorders, but in making differences in the field of genetics. The amount of research and discoveries appearing are now affecting those who are not even born yet through gene therapy. Gene therapy is when genes which are located in the chromosomes, which are made up of DNA, are altered to change the genetic make-up in order for the embryo to have different traits. Gene therapies that are specified for in vitro fertilized embryos are known as reproductive technologies.
But it’s all in the past. At some point, I found it disappointing. The development of medical science is so rapid that all the skills together with the highest qualification of a whole generation can be "nulled" in several years. We have spent a lifetime to learn the operations and procedures, which are not applied now. Sometimes I think that this profession is cruel to those devoting their best years to it, as well as health and life.
In the movie you could fix all the mistakes in your future children with genetic selection, so why screen your potential partner? Before you even go on a first date you could make assumptions and would not get to fall in love with the person they actually are. Gattaca, in my opinion endorses and goes against society's will to use genetic analysis. To elaborate further, as stated in the previous paragraphs Gattaca seems to show genetic analysis as a way to make decisions about certain people's life choices. But it also shows how people can struggle in contradictory events involving genetic testing, as put into examples in the previous statements.
Editing of the human genome in the past has been only a sight seen in dystopia works such as Brave New World. Now, genetic enhancement is a prevalent today and people are beginning to realize the issues that can arise from creating these designer babies. Gene editing can be helpful to eradicate life changing disabilities. Yet, the term disability does not correctly label these differently abled people, as the idea of what is considered disabled has changed overtime. To fully understand the consequences and implications of genetic selection and enhancement of human embryos, society must mature and declare lines of what is and is not ethically moral.