Document Type

Thesis

Publication Year

1981

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to bring into focus the issue of genetic recombination in a manner which will allow the reader to make his own decisions regarding recombinant DNA questions, freeing him from a reliance on others. I chose this subject because of a desire to help others understand the recent and rapid advances in the genetic recombination field and the ensuing controversy about its development. The capabilities of the techniques are extremely varied and when extrapolated into the future create concern among many people, especially when the "mad scientist" examples are played up. In this paper I present the process of genetic recombination and several ethical theories which can be used to answer questions likely to arise. Also I have developed a scenario set and then applied the theories to it.

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