Genetic Therapy, Person-Regarding Reasons and the Determination of Identity
Bioethics 1997 April; 11(2): 151-160
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Elliot, Robert (1997-04)It has been argued, for example by Ingmar Persson, that genetic therapy performed on a conceptus does not alter the identity of the person that develops from it, even if we are essentially persons. If this claim is true ...
Genetic Therapy, Person-Regarding Reasons and the Determination of Identity -- a Reply to Robert Elliot Persson, Ingmar (1997-04)I have outlined two ways of defending the claim that there are so-called person-regarding reasons for practising gene therapy on human conceptuses. One is metaphysical and concerns our nature and identity. The upshot of ...