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By David H. Smith, Cynthia B. Cohen, David A. Ames, Mary R. Anderlik, Ellen Wright Clayton, Theodore A. Daniels, Lindon Eaves, Judith A. Granbois, Elizabeth Heitman, Jan C. Heller, Bruce Jennings, James B. Lemler, Timothy Sedgwick, LeRoy B. Walters, MaryT Wh

A Christian reaction to the recent Genetics appeals to either secular and spiritual readers within the heart of the nice debate over our new genetic powers. those essays verify many conventional Christian views and virtues, whereas additionally introducing new insights. stopover at our web site for pattern chapters!

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And of course, genes do not act in isolation from the environment in which the person lives. Most importantly, the organism is not simply the sum of its genetic and environmental influences. Humans are not passive recipients of their genetic code. Humans act. Their genes affect their interactions with the physical and social world around them, and those worlds are changed as a result of their actions. The result is a changed environment that affects genetics over time. Science itself is but one of the astonishing ways in which humans interact with one another and the world around them.

Their faith may be challenged as they struggle to understand why they and their child have been affected. Fear that disease is a form of punishment from God may compete with hopes for Gods help as they attempt to answer the universal questions: Why me? Why us? What did we do wrong? Why is God doing this to us? What does God want us to do? Pastoral clergy who are conversant with the issues accompanying genetic testing can be of great help to parishioners coping with these decisions by exploring with them what parenting, children, and testing mean to them in the context of their faith.

This chapter will discuss the types of genetic tests that are currently available, exploring some of the medical, ethical, and theological questions they raise for clergy and laypersons. This discussion is intended to serve only as an overview of some of the primary concerns that have been identified to date; for further or more detailed exploration of these issues please consult the bibliography at the end of the book. WHAT GENETIC TESTING TELLS US Genetic tests are perhaps most commonly thought of as tests that examine the structure of an individual’s chromosomes, analyze specific gene sequences in the DNA molecule, or determine the presence or absence of particular genes.

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