Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 73–77

Genetics' dreams in the post genomics era

  • Maurizio Salvi
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1014233218050

Cite this article as:
Salvi, M. Med Health Care Philos (2002) 5: 73. doi:10.1023/A:1014233218050

Abstract

In this paper I explore the heuristic limits ofhuman genetics, in particular the claim that itis possible to manipulate human germcells in a pre-ordinate way (Gordon, 1999). I arguethat this claim is unrealistic based ongenetic reductionism and a wrong concept ofgenetic diseases.

disease-conceptgene therapygenetic reductionismgermline therapypotential treatment and ethics

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Salvi
    • 1
  1. 1.European CommissionDG RTD, SDME 8/4BruxellesBelgium