Genetics' dreams in the post genomics era

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In this paper I explore the heuristic limits ofhuman genetics, in particular the claim that itis possible to manipulate human germcells in a pre-ordinate way (Gordon, 1999). I arguethat this claim is unrealistic based ongenetic reductionism and a wrong concept ofgenetic diseases
Keywords disease-concept  gene therapy  genetic reductionism  germline therapy  potential treatment and ethics
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