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Enhancing the species: genetic engineering technologies and human persistence

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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...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1007/s13347-012-0086-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy and Technology Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
4
Pages:
495-512
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
2210-5441
ISSN:
2210-5433
URN:
uuid:fe8b4d68-8d97-4c7f-8290-322cec571ab7
Source identifiers:
598266
Local pid:
pubs:598266

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