Ethical, legal and social issues of genetically modifying insect vectors for public health.

  title={Ethical, legal and social issues of genetically modifying insect vectors for public health.},
  author={Darryl R. J. Macer},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  volume={35 7},
The use of genetically modified (GM) insects for control of human disease can be consistent with common ethical norms of international society to reduce human suffering. This paper considers a range of ethical issues including animal rights, informed consent, community consensus and environmental viewpoints. Each community needs to decide its own priorities for methodology of disease policy guidance for ethical genetic engineering, and to negotiate with neighbouring countries. The approach to… CONTINUE READING

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