Gene Driver Technology Research Paper Your Ethics Essay will be developed around a particular application of the CRISPR Cas9® and the associated Gene Driver technology.
Your focus will be on the ethical issues that are specific to the application of the technology you have located.
Your Ethics Essay, to be submitted in module 2, should be between 1000 and 1500 word long, and should include:
The title, author, publication, and dates for the particular research project you are examining
A clear detailed description of the ethical issues raised by this particular project, not just gene altering in general, is specific and detailed.
What are the scientists working on the project doing to address these ethical concerns? What more could they be doing?
How do the actions of the researchers compare to the ethical guidelines you examined?
What is the community saying about these ethical concerns? Describe the stakeholders and their various positions. For example, farmers supporting GMO crops vs. environmentalists who are concerned about the spread of the altered genes to non-food crop plants.
Do you think the stakeholders understand the scientific efforts to address ethical concerns? Why or why not?
What are some potential unintended consequences from the research and the interactions with the stakeholders in the community?
Must use only one reference: Beth Rowan UC Davis Targeted meiotic recombination using CRISPR-Cas9 for crop improvement