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5) Discuss major fast-evolving ethical conundrums of biotechnology in detail. (250 words)

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

5) Discuss major fast-evolving ethical conundrums of biotechnology in detail. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article discusses the ethical concerns associated with our capacity to re-engineer the biological world.

Key demand of the question:

Examine the pros and cons associated with the progress and achievements fast being made in the Biotechnology.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief narrate progress that Biotechnology has made so far.

Body:

Explain that in the information technology world, we have seen an explosion of Artificial Intelligence, automation, blockchains and data science tools in the last few years. All of these technologies, while distinct in their approach, actually cross-pollinate each other.

 The world’s denizens and their governments have rightly started to worry about issues such as data privacy, control over fiat currencies, job losses and widening income disparities.

Discuss the ethical questions that have arisen.

Conclusion:

Suggest what should be the way forward and how can this conundrum be faced.  

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