Genetic Enhancement, Human Nature, and Rights

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (4):415-428 (2010)
Abstract
Authors such as Francis Fukuyama, the President's Council on Bioethics, and George Annas have argued that biotechnological interventions that aim to promote genetic enhancement pose a threat to human nature. This paper clarifies what conclusions these critics seek to establish, and then shows that there is no plausible account of human nature that will meet the conditions necessary to support this position. Appeals to human nature cannot establish a prohibition against the pursuit of genetic enhancement
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Sara Goering (2000). Gene Therapies and the Pursuit of a Better Human. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 9 (03):330-341.
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J. A. Bulcock (2010). Introduction. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (4):383-395.
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