Content on Genetics
Medical Ethics and New Technology: We Can Do It – But Should We?
How can we bring wisdom from our cultural, civic and religious surroundings to bear on how we use genetic biotechnology?
Where is the Overlap of Jewish Identity and Jewish Ancestry?
Every nucleus of every cell of everything alive today is a repository of past wisdom in the form of texts that continue to inform the present.
The CRISPR Advent of Lulu and Nana
We presume a unique place for ourselves in creation for having been created in the image of God. But what constitutes that image of God?
The Molecular Genetic Basis of Jewish Geography
“Jewish Geography” is more than a social phenomenon – it is a testament to the belief, literal or metaphorical, that Jews share a common ancestry.
Is More Medical Knowledge Always Better?
Can knowing so much sometimes do more harm than good?
Genealogy Can Unite Us… And Also Single Us Out
Beyond confirming traditionally held knowledge, DNA can also solve long-running mysteries by finding connections between people that they might not be as forthcoming about.
How Much of ‘Us’ is Really Us?
When we think about our “selves,” we think only about our bodies and everything inside of it. We forget that our “selves” actually extend far beyond our bodies.
Genetics, Identity and Our Changing Selves
We spoke with Marnie Gelbart, Ph.D., about the problems genetic testing and engineering both create and solve.
Artificial Life: Worth Living? A Panel from the Genesis Project
What are the ethical implications of the latest developments in genetic engineering and the impact on improving the quality of human life?
God’s Genome, Our Selves
How will our knowledge of the DNA-building process and our efforts to replicate it through technologies like the CRISPR system change our sense of self and the society around us?
A Conversation with a Mormon Biotechnician
A Mormon biotechnician asks, “Does the physical body explain everything about who we are?”
Genetic Knowledge Explains. It Doesn’t Predict.
What can we really predict about human behavior in light of increasing knowledge from genetics?