research product . 2020

Hvad er CRISPR-Cas9 og er det etisk forsvarligt?

Gillesberg, Andrea Lund; Jensen, Magnus Stenaa; Knoll, Mikkel Hoelgaard; Sabelski-Schneider, Mathias;
Open Access Danish
  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
In this report, we will present and discuss the ethical and technical background behind the gene modification tool CRISPR-Cas9. This biological achievement can be described as a genetic “pair of scissors” that can modify DNA to fx. remove a disease gene. The ethical discussion in this report includes arguments from moral philosopher Jonathan Glover and molecular biologist James Watson. We will look at the pros and cons in this discussion, and through an argumentation, the analysis assesses the validity of these claims. Arguments for the use of genetic enhancements include Parent’s right to decide for their child, competition and equality on a global scale, and h...
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