The field of human genetics is vast, involving many different technologies, offering many possibilities. The field of human genetics is also moving at great speed. Each day new genes are discovered, new sequences published and new therapies suggested. Christian theology is not called to respond in a superficial way to every new discovery. The article suggests how the church should respond from an ethical, pastoral and theological perspective.
Does the Bible speak on the issue of genetic engineering? Not directly, but the story of salvation history has implications for such engineering. This article discusses what the Bible has to say on the concepts of personhood, health, and medicine. From the conclusion that we have a moral obligation to restore the balance of creation, the article attempts to weigh in on the issue of genetic engineering.