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Social Issues and Genetic Testing: A Case Study Using Advocacy Groups—Student Forum Explores Potential Uses and Misuses of Genetic Information

Journal of College Science Teaching—September/October 1997

Many biologists regard the twentieth century as the "age of genetics." Certainly, it is a time of revolutionary discovery and technological advancement. Genetic testing, artificial insemination, and DNA fingerprinting have become comonplace and gene therapy promises to become so in the near future. This course will afford students the opportunity to closely evaluate the many social and ethical questions surrounding the "new genetics."
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