Genetic technology is becoming commonplace in our lives as new advances appear on a frequent basis. One genetic technology that is garnering increased attention is gene therapy and its potential to cure debilitating diseases like cystic fibrosis, hemophilia and even some cancers. But there is also concern that this technology could be misused.
What do you think are some of the pros and cons of gene therapy?
How do somatic and germ line gene therapy differ?
Might there be more ethical concern over one form of gene therapy than the other?
See Chapter 9.4 in your textbook for inspiration.
Must be original no references per the Professor. Response must be completely original
Textbook: Belk, C., & Meier, V. B. (2013). Biology: Science for life with physiology (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson