The ethics of germ line gene manipulation - A five dimensional debate

Carter, L. (2002) The ethics of germ line gene manipulation - A five dimensional debate. Monash Bioethics Review, 21 4: S66-S81.


Author Carter, L.
Title The ethics of germ line gene manipulation - A five dimensional debate
Journal name Monash Bioethics Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1321-2753
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Discussion - responses, round table/panel discussions, Q&A, reply
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page S66
End page S81
Total pages 16
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Monash University
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject CX
730299 Public health not elsewhere classified
440104 Applied Ethics (incl. Bioethics and Environmental Ethics)
2201 Applied Ethics
Abstract Contributors to the debate surrounding the ethics of germ line gene manipulation have by and large concentrated their efforts on discussions of the potential risks that are associated with the use of this technology. Many international advisory committees have ruled out the acceptability of germ line gene manipulation at least for the time being. The purpose of this work is to generate much needed discussion on the many other ethical issues concerning the implementation of not only germ line gene manipulation but also other related biotechnologies. In this paper I systematically investigate and analyse the most salient issues put forward by proponents and opponents alike. I argue that if germ line manipulation proves to be a safe and effective procedure, then the principle of beneficence imposes on the medical profession a moral duty to pursue the technology.
Keyword Bioethics
ethics
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Q-Index Code CX

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Discussion - responses, round table/panel discussions, Q&A, reply
Collection: Centre for Social Research in Communication - Publications
 
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