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Genetics -- Moral and ethical aspects

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View Resource Bioethics.net: The American Journal of Bioethics

Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics, this Website offers information and news related to bioethics (also called Medical Ethics) -- namely, the study of moral issues in the fields of medical treatment and research. In addition to providing a variety of continuously updated news stories on bioethics across the nation, the Website offers links to upcoming bioethics...

http://www.bioethics.net/journals/ajob-2001-mar/
View Resource The Council for Responsible Genetics

The Council for Responsible Genetics is a "non-profit/non-governmental organization devoted to fostering public debate about the social, ethical, and environmental implications of the new genetic technologies." This group's Web site provides news, publications, and resources to inform opinions on genetic technology. The site is fairly easy to navigate with the most recent information highlighted...

http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org
View Resource Bloodlines: Technology Hits Homes

This is the homepage of a PBS documentary about genetic technologies that was first aired in June 2003. The Web site has many online-only interactive features, including a section called Fact or Fiction. Here users can test their knowledge of reproductive technologies, cloning, legal DNA issues, and other topics. Stem cell research is outlined in one of the parts of Mapping the Future, and ethical...

http://www.pbs.org/bloodlines/
View Resource Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement

Science, a human endeavor, seems to be ever-struggling between the possibilities of technology and the limitations of ethics. No other single event in the history of science demonstrates how the use of data and evidence were construed to massage ethics to fuel a reproductive war against the lower classes. As the introduction to the issue states, "...new immigrants were seen as troublemakers, and...

http://www.eugenicsarchive.org/eugenics/
View Resource Ethics Videos on the Web

Given the constant barrage of rather trite material available from most major media outlets, the recent discovery of this fine site is a welcome breath of fresh air. Developed by Professor Lawrence M. Hinman as part of his Ethics Updates site (which has been online since 1994), this part of his main site is dedicated to providing high-quality lectures and discussions from prominent philosophers...

http://ethics.acusd.edu/video/index.html
View Resource Understanding Genetics

While most people may retain a smattering of information and basic concepts about the field of genetics, some may also wish to refresh their knowledge base, and the Understanding Genetics website is a fine way to get back up to speed. Created and maintained by the good people at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, the homepage is well thought out, and provides a nice entry point to many of...

http://genetics.thetech.org/