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Genetiese manipulasie as selektiewe voortplanting – ’n voorlopige teologies- etiese beoordeling

A. L. Rheeder, J. M. Vorster
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 40, No 1 | a336 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v40i1.336 | © 1970 A. L. Rheeder, J. M. Vorster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 July 2006 | Published:

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A. L. Rheeder, Gereformeerde Kerk Wesrand, Randtfontein, South Africa
J. M. Vorster, Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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Genetic manipulation as selective reproduction – a preliminary theological-ethical assessment
Genetic manipulation – the technology in which genes are placed in embryos and gametes of animals – with the purpose of creating certain intended genetic characteristics, has taken place on a limited but indeed astonishing scale. Although the application of genetic manipulation is not yet possible for humans, because of a number of genetic and technical problems, research in this field is taking place at a terrific speed. In this article attention is given to the question whether genetic manipulations may, currently and in the future, pose a reproductive option for prospective Christian parents. A preliminary ethical assessment of genetic manipulation founded on God’s Word is given.


Eugenics; Genetic Manipulation; Psalm 127


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