Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research


Medical and ethical aspects of gene therapy

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №4 Pages: 859-861
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Yupatov V.D., Yalieva L.K., Vorfolomeev S.A., Fakhrudinova E.R.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The article is to review the main moral, ethical and legal issues of genomics. In connection with the rapid development of molecular biology, deciphering the structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and breakthrough in gene editing, this topic is extremely relevant today. The author tries to answer the questions: 1) whether a person has the right to intervene into the natural mechanisms of existence of living organisms; 2) what is the role of genetic engineering and gene therapy in modern society?

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