Should we select for genetic moral enhancement? A thought experiment using the MoralKinder (MK+) haplotype.
Faust, Halley S.
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 2008; 29(6): 397-416
By using preimplantation haplotype diagnosis, prospective parents are able to select embryos to implant through in vitro fertilization. If we knew that the naturally-occurring (but theoretical) MoralKinder (MK+) haplotype would predispose individuals to a higher level of morality than average, is it permissible or obligatory to select for the MK+ haplotype? I.e., is it moral to select for morality? This paper explores the various potential issues that could arise from genetic moral enhancement.
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