Abstract

Genetic interventions raise a host of moral issues and, of its various species, germ-line genetic enhancement is the most morally contentious. This paper surveys various arguments against germ-line enhancement and attempts to demonstrate their inadequacies. A positive argument is advanced in favor of certain forms of germ-line enhancements, which holds that they are morally permissible if and only if they augment Rawlsian primary goods, either directly or by facilitating their acquisition.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3249
Print ISSN
1054-6863
Pages
pp. 39-56
Launched on MUSE
2005-03-23
Open Access
No
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