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Should gene screening for insurance be allowed?

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Genetic testing and genetic screening - Ethics of genetic testing for insurance.

Testing for genetic disease - genetic underclass, fail the gene test and lose your insurance.

What position should we take on genetic testing for insurance? How do we stop people taking a private gene test online, discovering a major problem, and taking out a huge health policy without declaring what they know?

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Cultural Differences in View of Science and Progress

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There is a huge cultural gap between different world views on things like technology and science.

Popular views of science, ethics and morality.

Take for example the perspective of the Taliban or those living in the United States.

But we also see big variations within nations, expecially in ethical debates about human or animal experiments, or fusion of their different characteristics.

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Gene Tests for Insurance – Ethical and Legal Issues

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Why gene screening for insurance will be allowed to prevent fraud against life insurance companies.

Over the counter gene testing kits create life insurance risks for underwriters, because personal and private gene test results are not available to the insurer when assessing life insurance premiums.

The risk is that widespread requirements for gene tests by insurers could meant that people with certain genes are unable to get life or health cover, which in turn may impact things like eligibility for mortgages.

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Human genes into pigs to make hearts for people - Safe? Right?

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Xenortansplants - safety, reliability and ethics. There are three fundamental questions to ask regarding the use of organs from "humanised" animals to treat medical disorders. Are they safe? Do they work? Are they ethically right to use?  What are xenotransplants?

Archive 1997 - Updated 1999.

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Monarch Butterfly deaths from GM pollen

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Monarch butterlies may be threatened by pollen from genetically modified maize. That's the conclusion of a new Monarch Butterfly survival study by Cornell University published in Nature (Archive 21 May 1999).

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The Future of Biotechnology - futurist keynote speaker

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Indian biotechnology sector is expected to become a five billion-dollar (around Rs 23,400 crore) industry by 2010.Two children on gene therapy trial in France develop cancer. Inkjet printers to print living structures. Growing Organs on Hosts. Recent Stem Cell Research.

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Future of Medicine and Biotech - Video

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Everything you wanted to know about the future of health care industry and related themes. Keynote speech plus videos below by Dr Patrick Dixon (physician and futurist) for gene technology companies and biotech analysts / investors in Zurich. Comment by Dr Patrick Dixon on science of ageing, health care, life expectancy, medical advances, pensions, retirement, lifestyles and government policy. Audience of 150 - October 2002. Read more for video presentation.  Need a world-class health trends keynote speaker? Phone Patrick Dixon now or email.

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Should Scientists be told when to Stop? - Video

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Should scientists be told when to stop human cloning and other controversial research? (Video Archive 1997)

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Scorpion poison genes added to cabbages kill caterpillers

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Frankenstein goes shopping. Designer food - Co-op food retailing group announced a ban on selling beef, pork or other meat with added human genes. They also banned "superveg" containing genes from animals, and committed to labelling all foods where new genes have been added from other species.

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What is Human Genetics? - Video

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Future of biotechnology, genetics, health care, pharmaceutical industry. Human genetics to change people, study inheritance, alteration of human genetic code by artificial means etc. Human genetics to predict who has genetic abnormalities - see genetic testing. Watch video lecture about future medicine and health care, gene therapy, biotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industry.

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