Ethics – British Columbia and Canadian Cases

Biomedical issues and Ethics Genome Editing

Is it ethical to be manipulating DNA?

 

Materials and bioengineering

Stainless steel and titanium wire meshes expand to make stents.  Here is a link to the American Heart Association.

https://www.heart.org/-/media/data-import/downloadables/pe-abh-what-is-a-stent-ucm_300452.pdf

 

Genome Editing and CRISPR

 

https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/genetic-technologies/what-are-genetic-technologies/

 

A nice short video from The Royal Society explaining this

 

 

British girl treated for leukemia using gene therapy

 

One year later, still in remission.   By Russ Logan January 2018.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/760024/Great-Ormond-Street-Hospital-cancer-cure-leukaemia-children-gene-editing

 

What is leukemia you ask?

https://www.llscanada.org/leukemia

 

CRISPR

Explained by the Mayo Clinic

https://interestingengineering.com/video/the-mayo-clinic-explains-crispr-in-a-way-you-can-understand

 

 

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-figured-out-how-to-inject-human-eyes-with-night-vision

 

 

For a humourous take on this, John Oliver did a segment on CRISPR during his 2018 Last Week Tonight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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