Ethical Issues of Therapies

Gene therapy involves making changes to the body’s set of basic instructions, it raises many unique ethical concerns. Current gene therapy research has focused on treating individuals by targeting the therapy to body cells such as bone marrow or blood cells. This type of gene therapy cannot be passed on to a person’s children. Gene therapy could be targeted to egg and sperm cells. Stem Cell Research offers great promise for understanding basic mechanisms of human development and differentiation, as well as the hope for new treatments for diseases such as diabetes, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, and myocardial infarction. Pluripotent stem cells perpetuate themselves in culture and can differentiate into all types of specialized cells. Scientists plan to differentiate pluripotent cells into specialized cells that could be used for transplantation.

Related Conferences: International Conference on Clinical And Molecular Genetics, 28-30 November 2016 (Chicago, USA); 6th International Conference on Genomics & Pharmacogenomics, 22-24 September 2016 (Berlin, Germany); World Congress on Human Genetics, 31October – 02November 2016 (Valencia, Spain); International Conference On Genetic Counselling And Genomic Medicine, 11-12 August, 2016 (Birmingham, UK); Cell & Gene Therapy Congress, 19-21 May 2016 ( San Antonio, USA); 2015 Midwest Conference on Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine September 18-19 2015 (Kansas City, Missouri); 2nd Cell & Gene Therapy Conference 9-10 September 2015 (Philadelphia, United States); Cell & Gene Therapy Europe 29-30 September 2015 (Barcelona, Spain); Cell Manufacturing and  Gene Therapy Congress 2015 2-3 December 2015 (Brussels, Belgium). 

Genetic research has advanced in a dramatic fashion in the last decade or so, to the point where it has now become possible to attempt therapeutic genetic modification, in a few cases of human genes, where a defects exists which manifests itself in certain serious diseases. This possibility, known as gene therapy, is only in its infancy. At present, no one knows how effective it will prove to be, even in the few conditions on which it is being tried - whether it will only be of relatively limited application, or whether it will open up many wider possibilities. It suffers both over-optimistic claims from some quarters and exaggerated dangers from others, over which the church needs to be discerning.

  • Commercialization strategy
  • Ethics involved in human stem cells
  • Logistics involved in lab models for cell therapy applications
  • Innovative therapeutic technologies
  • Manufacturing of cell therapy products & marketing
  • FDA & EMA guidelines

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