One must also consider the ethical questions that arise. Gene therapy offers undeniable benefits, but the risks it poses need to be addressed before this technology can become common practice. The goal of gene therapy is to correct the unwanted trait or disease by introducing a modified copy into the cell. Notice that the purpose is not to replace defective genes in the host cell, rather it is to provide a new copy, so the correct protein is expressed, or at least the defective gene is neutralized (Blachford 462). Humans are made of trillions of cells, each with a specific function.
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Thesis Medical advancement coupled with psychology, and behavioral science may potentially hold the combination lock to curing this world of trauma and strife. We now live in a world in which modern medicine and neuroscience can potentially remove a person’s negative memory and change their response to trauma. Whether or not this capacity is ethical or moral is an entirely different issue that requires an in depth analysis of the potential uses of such treatments. Are they morally permissible? Can they help us lead better lives?
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Such measures do come with consequences such as less variation along with unsafe and unethical practices. The alteration of genetic material has been a cause for the further development of genetic modification technology. By modifying through the addition of certain genes scientists can further develop their understanding of diseases within animals, such as inherited Genetic disorders. Genetic Disorders are caused by the incorrect functioning of a gene sequence; however this may be corrected through gene therapy. The U.S National Library of medicine states "Gene therapy is designed to introduce genetic material into cells to compensate for abnormal genes or to make a beneficial protein".