سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۴
محل انتشار: کنگره بین المللی اخلاق زیستی
تعداد صفحات: ۱۵
Mohammad Hassan Sheikhha – MD, phD, Geneticist, Department , Yazd IVF Center shahid Sadughi Medical University
In biotechnology a major field of discussion is Genetically Modified (GM) organisms. New medical, political , ethical and religious discussions arise over the production and consumptionof these organisms. Different consumer surveys conducted in the USA, Japan, and Europe showed that consumer’s perceptions about GM foods are strongly influenced by the type of information they received , their confidence in government, and cultural preferences. This article summarizes the current situation with regard to biotechnology , with a particular focus on GM foods. In addition a survey was done on the students of Yazd university to assess theirknowledge and opinion on the dangers of opportunities of genetic modification. It seems that public knowledge about biotechnology is low in Iran and more efforts are needed to improve their understanding of different aspectsof biotechnology.