The human growth hormone
) is mentioned for people whose own hGH production level is insufficient
. NOT for people who'd prefer to be tall for aesthetical reasons
nor top athletics
who also use hGH supplements (1). The pharmaceutical
hGH production is via genetic engineering
, but before the GMO-era it was extract
ed from sheep brains
(2). This may give a link to the CJD
mentioned in the previous write-up, like the possible link between animal feed
based on sheep products to BSE
. However, at the moment of writing this (the story
with the prions
) isn't scientifically proven
The hGH treatment
of children who do have insufficient hGH production of their own tends to be beneficiary
, but when children are treated who don't have a shortage
of own hGH, the treatment must be finished, otherwise it will result in a delay
pattern. Reported side effect
s of the treatment are psychic disfunction
and a possible relation with leukemia
The text is a small section of my thesis Applied Philosophy, called "Acceptance of genetically modified microorganisms on the basis of points of view of life".
1: Reiss, M.J. and Straughan, R. Improving nature? The science and ethics of genetic engineering. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 288 p.
2: Schellekens, H. Bionieuws. March 1996.