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Commentary: From Liberal Eugenics to Political Biology

Emmerich, Nathan; Gordijn, Bert


As its title suggests, Agar’s essay is an attempt to defend gene editing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) as eugenics. Although he seeks to distinguish between this essay and his previous efforts,1 this article continues a program of work that began with his 1998 paper Liberal Eugenics.2 One reason why eugenic interventions—as commonly understood—are objectionable is that they require intolerable infringements on reproductive freedom. Agar’s thinking is that if a liberal approach is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
DOI: 10.1017/S0963180118000348


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