Inheritance and Genetic Engineering

May 19th, 2015
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(1) In a recent blog post [ http://drjimcox.blogspot.com/2015/05/bioethics-brief-when-dissemination-of.html] (Cox, 2015), your instructor wrote a short essay describing a situation in which dissemination of research results could have posed a danger to the public. As noted in this essay, how does D. Relman (2014) think we should handle these situations? Do you agree with Relman that guidance on the issue should include the views of non-scientist members of the public? Why or why not? Please provide references and 120 words. Thanks in advance.

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Inheritance and Genetic EngineeringAccording to the article (Cox, 2015), the authors of the original article decided to withhold information about a toxin to prevent it being used for bioterrorism. This act was praised in the editorial section, where the editor states three ways to handle these situations; treat them as the government does its military secrets, or publish it freely or in situation like these, where the information cannot fall into either of these categories, withholding was the best choice. (Relman, 2014)Yes, in situations like these it is important to include the views of t

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