The Human Problem of Human Genetic Engineering

  • J. Robert Nelson


In their preface to Genetics and Law II, Aubrey Milunsky and George Annas looked ahead to the advances in genetic technology by 1984 and wrote: “Our hope is that the price will not be the diminishing of human values. Genetic progress and human values must coexist.”1 Their hope and their statement are presumably favored by all of us present—unless, by chance, some unreformed veteran researchers of the German Nazi and Japanese Manchurian death labs are among us.


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© Aubrey Milunsky and George J. Annas 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Robert Nelson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of ReligionTexas Medical CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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