Archives February 2008

Research in biology is touching new heights. Delving deep into the secret of genes, altering the genes to cure the incurable, studies in stem cells all these show the increasing frontiers of the knowledge of mankind. However there are also causes for anxiety about some of the research that is going on. Will they be contained within the limits of ethical values? Starting with genetic doctoring to cure the patients, one is envisaging the use of genetic control for criminals. In the hands of regimes where human rights are unheared of, as much harm can be done to humanity in this century as during the second world war concentration camps. The camps are not there. But the techniques are improving. The kidney racket by a set of unscrupulous "doctors" is a crime that could not have happened in any other country. This is due to unbridled greed on one hand more...


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