Human genetics is a new rapidly advancing science. While genetic knowledge may be good in itself it can be put to good or bad use. In non-technical language, the author deals with gene therapy and other genetic interventions, setting out the background science, highlighting areas of concern, and clearly explaining Catholic teaching on all the issues. Further reading and a full glossary are provided.
CTS Explanations is a
series explaining in everyday language Catholic teaching on a range of
current pressing moral and ethical issues. This booklet has been
produced with the Linacre Centre, the leading Catholic centre for
healthcare ethics in Great Britain and Ireland.