Community Science Action Guide

Introduction

Teacher Guide

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Community Science Action Guide


Introduction

The Ethics of Genetics

Whether it is the struggle within the United States of embryo research, cloning sheep in Europe, or the futuristic dilemma of selecting one's child from a character checklist, the biological community and technology present ethical issues for all of us.

One of the challenges of educators is to prepare their students for the world around them. But when that world is ever-changing and presenting us all with issues that challenge our ethical systems, learning needs to go far beyond the textbook.

This community action guide presents some of these ethical issues within an academic setting designed for today's youth.