In this episode we look into the concept of genetics in Torah law. When are we developing the world and using the resources God gave us and when are we playing God?
Is it ethical to pick the gender of a child? What about their height/eye color? What if it impacts their health? Does that make it better?
In addition to these general questions, we discuss the Rabbis approach to genetic diseases in the Jewish community (specifically Tay Sachs), the concept of determining Jewish/Kohein status based on genetic testing and many other thoughts connected to genetics as well.
As I move over the next few weeks, I will be posting episodes on fascinating topics in Jewish Bioethics from classes I gave to a group of Medical Doctors. Once I’m settled, I intend on restarting the shorter 10-15 minute style I’ve used until now.
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