In Vitro Fertilization And Cas9 Thesis Statement

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In Vitro Fertilization and Cas9
By Cody Dyess
Professor Rivers

I) Introduction
A) Gene therapy
B) Thesis statement: Cas9 should be used for gene therapy in in vitro fertilization to stop genetic disorders from developing in children.
II) Defining what Cas9 is
III) The history of Cas9
IV) Defining in vitro fertilization and its history
A) Discovery
B) Implementation
V) Merging Cas9 with in vitro fertilization
VI) Results of Cas9 against disease
VII) Cas9’s ethical dilemma with religion
VIII) Cas9’s ethical dilemma against the scientific community
A) Rebuttal
B) Countering ethics
IX) Conclusion

Cody Dyess
Professor Rivers
In Vitro Fertilization and Cas9
Gene therapy has become a reality in the twenty-first century. Perfect manufactured children are still further out; however, minor modifications are possible and can be fixed today. Cas9, or Crisper, is responsible for basic gene therapy. Cas9 removes disorders from fetuses when they are in the zygote stage of development. Gene therapy; however, has resistance from the scientific and religious
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In vitro fertilization is the process of fertilizing an egg with sperm outside of the female body to produce a zygote using an egg and sperm from donor parents. Before in vitro fertilization was discovered the first case of artificial insemination. The first artificial insemination was performed in Boston by a woman in 1884. In 1934 J. H. Caldwell theorized that “50 to 150 babies were may be born per year from artificial conception with donated sperm.” (Caldwell, 125). In 1934 the first in vitro fertilization was performed on a pair of rabbits. By 1978 according to the Human Fertilization and Embryonic Authority, “over 12,000 in vitro fertilization babies are born in the United Kingdoms each year” (HFEA). In vitro fertilization provides couples with the chance at children when the woman’s fallopian tubes have taken

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