Genes And Future People

Furthermore, if we genetically alter germ cells in the sperm and egg, then the
effects will not remain with the affected person but will be passed on to future
people. Because we cannot be sure how altering one gene will affect the other
genes ...

Genes And Future People

Genes And Future People

Advances in genetic technology in general and medical genetics in particular will enable us to intervene in the process of human biological development which extends from zygotes and embryos to people. This will allow us to control to a great extent the identities and the length and quality of the lives of people who already exist, as well as those we bring into existence in the near and distant future. Genes and Future People explores two general philosophical questions, one metaphysical, the other moral: (1) How do genes, and different forms of genetic intervention (gene therapy, genetic enhancement, presymptomatic genetic testing of adults, genetic testing of preimplantation embryos), affect the identities of the people who already exist and those we bring into existence? and (2) How do these interventions benefit or harm the people we cause to exist in the near future and those who will exist in the distant future by satisfying or defeating their interest in having reasonably long and disease-free lives?Genes and Future People begins by explaining the connection between genes and disease, placing genetic within a framework of evolutionary biology. It then discusses such topics as how genes and genetic intervention influence personal identity, what genetic testing of individuals and the knowledge resulting from it entails about responsibility to others who may be at risk, as well as how gene therapy and genetic enhancement can affect the identities of people and benefit or harm them. Furthermore, it discusses various moral aspects of cloning human beings and body parts. Finally, it explores the metaphysical and moral implications of genetic manipulation of the mechanisms of aging to extend the human life span.The aim Genes and Future People is to move philosophers, bioethicists, and readers in general to reflect on the extent to which genes determine whether we are healthy or diseased, our identities as persons, the quality of our lives, and our moral obligations to future generations of people.

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Genes And Future People
Language: un
Pages: 232
Authors: Walter Glannon
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Advances in genetic technology in general and medical genetics in particular will enable us to intervene in the process of human biological development which extends from zygotes and embryos to people. This will allow us to control to a great extent the identities and the length and quality of the
Creating Future People
Language: un
Pages: 110
Authors: Jonathan Anomaly
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-28 - Publisher: Routledge

Creating Future People offers readers a fast-paced primer on how new genetic technologies will enable parents to influence the traits of their children, including their intelligence, moral capacities, physical appearance, and immune system. It deftly explains the science of gene editing and embryo selection, and raises the central moral questions
Taking Biology Seriously
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Inmaculada De Melo-Martín
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-10-06 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Discussions of human biology and its consequences for ethics and public policy are often misguided. Both proponents and critics of behavioral genetics, reproductive cloning, and genetic testing have mistaken beliefs about the role of genes in human life. Taking Biology Seriously calls attention to the social context in which both
Defending the Genetic Supermarket
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Colin Gavaghan
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-03-12 - Publisher: Routledge

The controversial topic of the technology of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, and the muddled approach to this subject adopted by the UK Parliament, is explored in detail in this volume. The author takes the viewpoint that the HFEA has taken insufficient notice to date of certain core ethical principles and makes
Understanding Genes and GMOs
Language: en
Pages: 345
Authors: Colin J. Sanderson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: World Scientific

The rapid progress in genomics and related technologies has increased interest in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This book equips you with information about what genes are, how they work, and how they can be modified and used in biotechnology. On environmental genetics, it also considers the risks of releasing agricultural

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