Market stimulus and genomic justice: evaluating the effects of market access to human germ-line enhancement.
Crozier, G K D
Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal 2010 Jun ; 20(2): 161-79
The concept of "market stimulus"--the idea that free markets can play a role in widening access to new technologies--may help support the view that parents should be permitted to purchase germ-line enhancements. However, a critical examination of the topic shows that market stimulus, even if it applies to human genomic interventions, does not provide sufficient reason for deregulating germ-line enhancements because: (1) it could widen the gap between the rich and the poor; (2) even if it does not widen the gap, it might not sufficiently benefit the poor; and (3) it could have harmful effects for future generations.
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