Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.
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- Ask class members to research the results of the referenced Food and Drug Administrations meeting and more recent developments since those mentioned in this article published in 2013
- Conduct a class debate on the question
- While the article is dated, the question is worth debating
- Included in the resource are text-based and discussion questions