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What is the significance (or potential benefit to society) of a new biomedical technology coming through the front door instead of the back door? How does this distinction relate to the issue of whether we should allow members of our society to enhancement themselves and/or their children through emerging biomedical technologies?

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There are many disadvantages to back door biomedical enhancements that include not being approved by the FDA and it simply doesn’t receive the proper study and attention it needs for something as big as modifying biology. People may not have the proper information of the procedure and risks that may come with it. If biomedical technology/enhancements came through the front door instead, it would allow for proper study on the subject, new information that arise with constant change in biology, allow for proper risk and consent for individuals who wish to proceed with these procedures, and it can be taxed. If biomedical technology was introduced through the front door, this would benefit society because more attention and precautions would be brought upon it by professionals, experts, and the government, which means more money would be invested in making it efficient and safe as well.

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A good example of biomedical technology is biomedical engineering which involves using
engineering principles and concepts to develop equipments/gadgets that are important for
diagnostic and therapeutic care. If biomedical technology is allowed to come through the
front door it means that any equipments and (or) products created from biomedical
engineering are safe and efficient (meet the industrial standards required and are safe for use
by human beings). Take for instance a new faulty cancer screening machine that has used the
backdoor to get into the industry and has not been approved by relevant bodies such as FDA.
If it is used to screen for cancer it may not identify whether someone has cancer or not and
this may put the life of cancer patients at risk. In addition, assume a faulty chemotherapy
machines finds its way through the back door to a hospital without undergoing various checks
for approval by FDA. It will not effectively treat cancer patients and could worsen their
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