Law and Society


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Essay #: 072057
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Law and Society
The Genetic Revolution – Timothy Caulfield
The author of the article, Caulfield, examines the divergence between reality and media hype of the genetic revolution and arrives at the practical conclusion that presently there is a dearth of Canadian legislation in the most revolutionary field of scientific discovery and endeavor. The genetic revolution began several decades ago with the initiation of the human genome project, the international effort to map the human genetic code and discover the gene sequencing relative to all of human characteristics (Caulfield 438). The discoveries emanating from the initial discoveries were profound and greatly aided the advanced diagnosis of cruel hereditary diseases such as cystic...
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.....ral thousand attempts to produce a successful human clone should give pause to the scientific community, the discussion of the right to not give birth has had a thorough yet contentious constitutional vetting, but the right to attempt and fail to give birth will amplify the controversy. The rights of the disabled are similarly well defined, but the intentionally or negligently disable due to cloning attempts needs to be addressed.
Works Cited
Caulfield, Timothy. “Underwhelmed: Hyperbole, Regulatory Policy, and the Genetic Revolution.” McGill Law Journal. 45. (2000): 437-460.
Lippmann, Abby. “Never Too Late.” McGill Law Journal. 40 (1995): 875.
Rao, Radhika. “What’s So Strange About Human Cloning?” Hastings Law Journal. 53 (2002): 1007-1016.