A final "hot topic" we will consider is Gene Therapy.
Click below to enter the tutorial on Gene Therapy:
Spend some time reading through the Learn More links: What Is Gene Therapy?, Choosing Targets For Gene Therapy, and Challenges In Gene Therapy.
If you choose, you can also complete the Interactive Explorations: Tools Of The Trade and Cystic Fibrosis: Case Study.
Now that you have some background, please respond to the following questions:
1. When should gene therapy be used? Should it be used to treat critically ill patients? Should it be used to treat babies and children?
2. Who should decide what are "good" or "bad" uses of genetic modifications? How do you define "normal" with regard to human beings?
3. Who will have access to gene therapy? Will gene therapy and genetic enhancements create an advantage for those who can afford it?