When we use the word “medicine” we usually mean personal medicine, medicine aimed at alleviating the problems of the individual. Personal medicine seldom considers the needs of society as a whole (which are sometimes not congruent with merely personal needs), and almost never consider the interests of posterity. Unfortunately, practicing personal medicine to relieve the effects of hereditary defects works against the interests of posterity. The justification of this assertion is quite simple.
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