Following the discovery of DNA the world of genetics has appeared as a major area of medicine.
Now, since the decoding of the human genome, gene therapies are already being applied and the applications of this technology constantly threaten to outstrip the full consideration of the ethics.
CARE’s concern for the whole person as unique and created in the image of God extends to our individuality – our genetic identity.
Whilst CARE sees that there are many benefits from predictive genetic tests in adults, there are considerable concerns over germ-line therapy.
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