DNA Ethics Panel Questions

These are your panel questions. You will be asked some of them, not necessarily in this order:

  1. Is our fate in our genes or in our stars? Explain.
  2. What are the potential injustices or misuses of DNA information?
  3. Will the human genome diminish humanity by taking the mystery out of life?
  4. Jurassic Park was a cautionary tale about genetic manipulation. Could that actually happen? Why or why not?
  5. Is there such a thing as “bad genes”? Explain.

Please be sure to tell your students about this. I think it will be interesting and entertaining for everyone. I look forward to it.


Marcia Pietrala
Reference and Public Services
Reeves Memorial Library
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I was asked to participate in a panel on DNA ethics, to be held [at 6 pm] at the Seton Hill library Thursday evening. I’m hardly a genetic expert, but I thought, what the heck? I often ask my students to write and speak about subjects that are new to them, so it’s only fair to give it a try myself. I have in the past ranted about eugenics in this blog.

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