Imagine a future in which a country’s government is thinking about whether to pursue human enhancement. There are several ways that humans might be enhanced, among them physical aids, pharmaceutical interventions, and genetic modification. In this imagined scenario, enhancement is to be performed via germline genome editing (GGE)—that is, the modification of embryonic or gamete DNA to cause changes to the future person’s traits....
Clinical Ethics at the Crossroads of Genetic and Reproductive Technologies
Science, practical ethics, reproduction, genetic enhancement