By David H. Smith, Cynthia B. Cohen, David A. Ames, Mary R. Anderlik, Ellen Wright Clayton, Theodore A. Daniels, Lindon Eaves, Judith A. Granbois, Elizabeth Heitman, Jan C. Heller, Bruce Jennings, James B. Lemler, Timothy Sedgwick, LeRoy B. Walters, MaryT Wh
A Christian reaction to the hot Genetics appeals to either secular and spiritual readers within the middle of the good debate over our new genetic powers. those essays confirm many conventional Christian views and virtues, whereas additionally introducing new insights. stopover at our site for pattern chapters!
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Why then did some women, and men, want to be tested? Some simply wanted to resolve uncertainty or to receive reassurance. Both men and women often wanted to know their genetic status for their children's sake, to let them know whether they were or were not at risk. In later chapters, we will attempt to understand why people seek this sort of knowledge and will ask whether some reasons for being tested are better than others. Genetic information can also be used outside the clinical context, for example, to limit access to insurance and employment and to challenge notions of personal responsibility.
GENE9IC COUNSELING Because genetic testing is so value-laden, and test results so fraught with psychological and social ramifications for individuals and their families, physicians are urged, and in some cases legally required, to provide comprehensive information about the risks and benefits of testing to patients before testing is performed. The scope and use of genetic testing have grown exponentially over the past generation, however, and many physicians have been unable to keep pace with advancing knowledge.
Hence, it also calls for reaffirmation of core social values such as recognizing the equal dignity and worth of each person and refraining from treating individuals only as a means to the ends of others. 5Looking back on the fifty years that have passed since the publication of that historic paper, the amount that has been learned about genetics, about how genes affect human well-being, and about how we as humans are related to all creation, is simply staggering. Certainly, this perspective of mastery and promise is the one that pervades the media and hence the public imagination.
A Christian Response to the New Genetics: Religious, Ethical, and Social Issues by David H. Smith, Cynthia B. Cohen, David A. Ames, Mary R. Anderlik, Ellen Wright Clayton, Theodore A. Daniels, Lindon Eaves, Judith A. Granbois, Elizabeth Heitman, Jan C. Heller, Bruce Jennings, James B. Lemler, Timothy Sedgwick, LeRoy B. Walters, MaryT Wh