Faculty Advisor

Sanbonmatsu, John


The manipulation of genes in organisms has raised several ethical issues concerning the commercial exploitation of living systems. The profound value of the ability to explore and utilize life is great. However, this does not justify it, and the moral implications of the science need to be discussed and addressed. This Interdisciplinary Qualifying Project uses a utilitarian and deontological critique of the science to determine whether it should be carried out.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts