Faculty Advisor

Shannon, Thomas A.


The purpose of this paper is to discuss the ethics of genetic engineering in human beings in the future. We read various books, reports and essays as research, and conducted an online survey among WPI students. We divide genetic engineering into four categories, identify the topics of choice and somatic vs. germ line modifications, and then focus on four social groups as a base for our discussions and conclusions on what types of genetic engineering are acceptable.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts