Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 23 (2):199-223 (2003)
AbstractRapid breakthroughs in genetic research spurred by the Human Genome Project, advances in molecular biology, and new reproductive technologies are raising the prospect that we may eventually have the technical capacity to modify genes that are transmitted to future generations not only to treat or eliminate diseases but also to "enhance" normal human characteristics beyond what is necessary to sustain or restore good health. This paper explores the ethical and justice implications of such genetic modifications. It argues against developing these technologies primarily because it will not be possible to counter the deleterious justice impacts. It recommends the need for public education and public discussion, preferably with the religious community taking an active role, to shape decisions about future genetic research and applications, and for better regulation of genetic technologies with the potential for inheritable genetic alterations.
Similar books and articles
Responsibility for past injustice: How to shift the burden.Chandran Kukathas - 2003 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2 (2):165-190.
Inclusive Design: Design for the Whole Population.Roger Coleman, Simeon Keates & Cherie Lebbon - 2003 - Springer Verlag.
The Design of Material, Organism, and Minds: Different Understandings of Design.Michael Hampe & Silke Lang (eds.) - 2009 - Springer.
Epistemic Inequality and its Colonial Descendants. [REVIEW]Nick Sagos - 2016 - Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 9 (2):230-234.
The Descendants of Sayyid Ata and the Rank of Naqīb in Central AsiaThe Descendants of Sayyid Ata and the Rank of Naqib in Central Asia.Devin DeWeese - 1995 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 115 (4):612.
" Meaning": philosophical forebears and linguistic descendants.Siobhan Chapman - 2007 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):59-75.
Why Research-Oriented Design Isn’t Design-Oriented Research: On the Tensions Between Design and Research in an Implicit Design Discipline.Daniel Fallman - 2007 - Knowledge, Technology & Policy 20 (3):193-200.
How does inclusive design relate to good design? Designing as a deliberative enterprise.Ann Heylighen & Matteo Bianchin - 2013 - Design Studies 34 (1):93-110.
Review : 'God and Design', ed. by N. Manson. [REVIEW]Graham Oppy - 2004 - Sophia 43 (1):127-31.
Representational and Realised Design: Problems for Analogies between Organisms and Artifacts.Greg Bamford - 2010 - Copenhagen Working Papers on Design 2010 // No. 2.
Functions as based on a concept of general design.Ulrich Krohs - 2009 - Synthese 166 (1):69-89.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads