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Ethical Issues (Norma Hirsch, M.D.)

Dr. Norma Hirsch works with issues covering the lifespan. Hear how she thinks GE will change our lives.

Transcript: Ethical Issues

Cloning and genetic therapies will raise for us issues that are huge in terms of what's acceptable and what's not acceptable, because we're now talking about messing with genetic makeup of people. We can sort of talk about tomato plants or the hybrid seed corn or whatever, because if some of those get thrown out in the process, it's no big deal, relatively speaking. But if we start creating embryos that aren't potential people, then what does that mean and what does it say to us about the value of human life. We create...a lot of questions [for ourselves].

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