ROC on hereditary diseases

08.09.2014

ROC on hereditary diseases

A significant part of the total number of human illnesses are hereditary diseases. The development of medico-genetic methods of diagnosis and treatment can help prevent such diseases and alleviate the suffering of many people. However, it is important to remember that genetic violations are often the result of the neglect of moral principles, the result of a vicious lifestyle, as a result of which also descendants suffer. The sinful damage of human nature is overcome by spiritual effort; if from generation to generation the vice dominates in the life of the offspring with increasing force, the words of the Holy Scripture come true:"The terrible end of the unjust race"(Prem. 3. 19). And vice versa:“Blessed is the man who fears the Lord and loves His commandments. His seed shall be strong on the earth. kind of right blessed "(Ps. 111. 1—2). Thus, research in the field of genetics only confirms the spiritual laws, many centuries ago opened to humanity in the word of God.

Attracting people's attention to the moral causes of ailments, the Church at the same time welcomes the efforts of physicians to heal hereditary diseases. However, the goal of genetic intervention should not be the artificial "improvement" of the human race and the invasion of God's plan for man. Therefore, gene therapy can be carried out only with the consent of the patient or his legal representatives, and only for medical reasons. Gene therapy of germ cells is extremely dangerous, because it is associated with a change in the genome (a set of hereditary features) in a number of generations, which can lead to unpredictable consequences in the form of new mutations and destabilize the balance between the human community and the environment.

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    ROC on hereditary diseases

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