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Clones, Cats, and chemical substances examines 10 dilemmas from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, Earth technological know-how, expertise, and arithmetic and is helping you problem scholars to confront medical and social difficulties that provide few black-and-white options.

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N AT I O N A L S C I E N C E T E A C H E R S A S S O C I AT I O N Brand X Images t n Will mandatory genetic screening programs lead to laws that govern a person’s reproductive behavior? rican Americans for sickle-cell anemia, Scandinavians for PKU, Italians and Greeks for thalassemia? n Whose rights could be violated if genetic screening were mandatory? n Some minority ethnic groups regard genetic screening, which seeks out individuals who should not reproduce, as a thinly veiled genocidal program of majority ethnic groups.

A drop of VX the size of the period at the end of this sentence is fatal. Nerve gas kills people the same way Raid kills roaches, by blocking the proper transmission of nerve impulses, resulting in paralysis and death. 25 s Blistering and choking gases, such as mustard gas and phosgene, are less deadly than nerve gases, but cause severe irritation of skin, eyes, and lungs. In war, each victim of these agents requires help from several other soldiers. The chaos resulting from mustard gas or phosgene attacks might shorten a war… or invite retaliation.

N Premarital screening is practiced to determine the probability of a couple producing children with serious genetic conditions that can deprive the couple of a happy marriage by producing a hopelessly impaired child. Should a couple so informed not get married, marry but not have children, or conceive a child, but test the child in utero and abort if the child would have a serious genetic disease? N AT I O N A L S C I E N C E T E A C H E R S A S S O C I AT I O N Brand X Images t n Will mandatory genetic screening programs lead to laws that govern a person’s reproductive behavior?

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