Eugenics and the Long Term Goals of Reprogenetic Medicine
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In terms of ethics and human values, what must be assured are that the manner in which gene mapping efforts are implemented adheres to ethical standards of research and that the knowledge gained will be used appropriately, particularly in genetic screening and gene therapy...
Genetic researchers and gene therapists have a strong responsibility to ensure that thetechniques they develop are used ethically. By insisting on truly voluntary programmes designed to benefit directly those involved, they can ensure that no precedents are set for eugenic programmes or other misuse of the techniques by the State or by private parties.
KeywordsPrenatal Testing Moral Imagination Term Goal Genetic Enhancement Genetic Community
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