CRISPR-CAS9 and Gene Editing: An Ethical Consideration
The CRISPR-Cas9 system and other gene editing technologies have been a revolutionary breakthrough in bioengineering that enables forms of personalized treatments never dreamed of. However, due to the permanent and heritable changes that germline gene editing can create, CRIPSR technologies have also sparked numerous debates and discussions about the ethics of utilizing these technologies. This paper goes in-depth different ethical perspectives and considerations of CRISPR and alike technologies.
Digital Contact Tracing: Ethicality and Reinforced Surveillance
The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has left governments and scientists frantic to drastically flatten the curve of the pandemic. Many researchers have developed an automated version of the traditional contact tracing; one that uses Bluetooth and GPS technologies to map the spread of the virus. Though, this digital contact tracing may be problematic in regard to data privacy, ethicality, and surveillance. This paper takes a view at those focal points and explains why governments need to create an infrastructure prior to implementing these methodologies.