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Social and Ethical Questions About Biotechnology Answer the following questions with a yes or a no, and support each view with a coherent reason. a. Should very short children receive recombinant human growth hormone (HGH) to reach average height? b. Should genetically modified foods be labeled in grocery stores? c. Is it acceptable for physicians to treat children of normal height with HGH to make them taller if they and their parents want this?

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305251052
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Social and Ethical Questions About Biotechnology

Answer the following questions with a yes or a no, and support each view with a coherent reason.

  1. a. Should very short children receive recombinant human growth hormone (HGH) to reach average height?
  2. b. Should genetically modified foods be labeled in grocery stores?
  3. c. Is it acceptable for physicians to treat children of normal height with HGH to make them taller if they and their parents want this?

a.

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether very short children should receive recombinant human growth hormone (HGH) to reach their average height.

Introduction: The biotechnology industry uses methods of recombinant DNA technology to produce clones of plants and animals. The diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, agriculture, the justice system, and biomedical research are various fields which are being revolutionized with the help of biotechnology. Various social and ethical issues are being raised by this field which needs to be addressed and resolved.

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Human growth hormone is a hormone which is produced by the pituitary gland in humans and plays an important role in accelerating the growth in children and adolescents. Human growth hormone can also be produced synthetically in laboratories with the help of various techniques of biotechnology. The use of artificial human growth hormone to increase height has various benefits and harms. The safety and effectiveness of the hormone given in the form of the drug should be considered...

b.

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether genetically modified foods be labeled in grocery stores.

Introduction: The biotechnology industry uses methods of recombinant DNA technology to produce clones of plants and animals. The diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, agriculture, the justice system, and biomedical research are various fields which are being revolutionized with the help of biotechnology. Various social and ethical issues are being raised by this field which needs to be addressed and resolved.

c.

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether it is acceptable for physicians to treat children of normal height with HGH to make them taller if they and their parents want this, or not.

Introduction: The biotechnology industry uses methods of recombinant DNA technology to produce clones of plants and animals. The diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, agriculture, the justice system, and biomedical research are various fields which are being revolutionized with the help of biotechnology. Various social and ethical issues are being raised by this field which needs to be addressed and resolved.

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