Genes and Future People: Philosophical Issues in Human Genetics
Genes and Future People explores two general philosophical questions presented by human genetics, one metaphysical, the other moral: (1) How do genes, and different forms of genetic intervention (gene therapy, genetic enhancement, presymptomatic genetic testing of adults, genetic testing of preimplantation embryos), affect the identities of the people who already exist and those we bring into existence? and (2) How do these interventions benefit or harm the people we cause to exist in the near future as well as those who will exist in the distant future by satisfying or defeating their interest in having reasonably long and disease-free lives?
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Biology Metaphysics Morality
Genetic Information Obligation and
Gene Therapy and Genetic Enhancement
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