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Melanie Biltz wrote:

Hi, guys—

In a few weeks I have to give a short talk on genetic manipulation to a high school (PSR) Parish School of Religion. I am talking about things like the genetic treatments for Cystic Fibrosis.

I know that the Church doesn't condemn it out of hand. I was fortunate enough to get to speak briefly to Dr. Lejune before he died about the issue and he didn't condemn it.

Nevertheless, I am at a loss as to how to find out what guidelines are out there.

Any information you can offer would be appreciated.

Melanie Biltz

  { Does the Church have a view on the issue of genetic manipulation (and treatments) for illnesses? }

Mike replied:

Hi, Melanie —

The best I can do is recommend you search the National Catholic Bio-ethics Center web site at:

I also found this reference which should help:


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