Ethical Implications of Genetic Enhancement Technologies
Institution: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
FOA Number: N/A
This research proposal seeks to provide Dr. Sikela, an established genome scientist, with a rigorous and effective training experience in biomedical ethics, with a specific focus on the ethical and societal implications of genetic enhancement technologies. Drs. Mark Yarborough and Eric Juengst will serve as co-sponsors of the fellowship. The training experience will focus primarily on research (80 percent), with some time also devoted to course work (15 percent) and teaching (5 percent). The research will investigate several critical issues related to genetic enhancement technology, including an investigation of the ethical challenges that might be posed by the ability to alter the genetic makeup of future generations. The research will be comprised of discussions with sponsors and other experts in the field, reading of relevant literature, and active involvement in conferences, seminars, courses, and teaching that relate to biomedical ethics and genetic enhancement. It is the intent of this training experience to provide Dr. Sikela with the expertise that will allow him to make significant contributions to society's effort to deal with these emerging ethical issues.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Oct 1, 1999
Sep 30, 2001