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Enhancing the species: Genetic engineering technologies and human persistence

Gyngell, Christopher


Many of the existing ethical analyses of genetic engineering technologies (GET) focus on how they can be used to enhance individuals-to improve individual well-being, health and cognition. There is a gap in the current literature about the specific ways enhancement technologies could be used to improve our populations and species, viewed as a whole. In this paper, I explore how GET may be used to enhance the species through improvements in the gene pool. I argue one aspect of the species that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophy & Technology
DOI: 10.1007/s13347-012-0086-3


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