Content on Genetics
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.
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?
“Jewish Geography” is more than a social phenomenon – it is a testament to the belief, literal or metaphorical, that Jews share a common ancestry.
Can knowing so much sometimes do more harm than good?
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.
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.
We spoke with Marnie Gelbart, Ph.D., about the problems genetic testing and engineering both create and solve.
What are the ethical implications of the latest developments in genetic engineering and the impact on improving the quality of human life?
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 Mormon biotechnician asks, “Does the physical body explain everything about who we are?”
What can we really predict about human behavior in light of increasing knowledge from genetics?
Science is complex. But once we have a better understanding of the latest science, we can use that knowledge to inform public policy more effectively.