Reprogenetics: how do a scientist's own ethical deliberations enter into the process?
Silver, Lee M.
Copenhagen: Danish Council of Ethics, 2000. 6 p. [Online]. Accessed: http://etisk.inforce.dk/graphics/03_udgivelser/publikationer/genethic/INDEX.HTM [2002 October 23]
The use of genetic enhancement could greatly increase the gap between "have's" and "have-not's" in the world. The gap may emerge initially between classes within a society. Then the social advantage that wealthy societies currently maintain could be converted into a genetic advantage. And the already wide gap between wealthy and poor nations could widen further and further with each generation until all common heritage is gone. A severed humanity could very well be the ultimate legacy of unfettered global capitalism.
3 papers: Humans and genetic engineering in the New Millenium -- How are we going to get "Gen-Ethics" just in time?
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