Problem

Compounding effect of treating genetic diseases

Other Names:
Negative aspects of euphenics
Deterioration of gene pool
Abuses in the medical application of genetics
Abuse of gene therapy
Nature:

As medical science is able to apply medical and surgical treatments to genetic diseases - successful treatment also removes barriers of reproduction - the frequency of each malfunctioning gene concerned will increase in subsequent generations. Also a probability of producing genotypes with multiple disorders, e.g. someone with haemophilia and sickle-cell anaemia, increases progressively.

Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
17.06.2018 – 22:19 CEST