The Human Enhancement Project: Ethical Issues in Genomics


Exploration of controversial applications of genome science-based technologies to human beings, focusing on debate about the use of such technologies to enhance human capacities and characteristics. Overview of current and anticipated prospects for biomedical enhancement of humans, eugenics movements of late 19th to mid-20th centuries, critical examination of chief arguments in favor of and against "the enhancement project," critical exploration of policy options for controlling development and employment of enhancement biotechnologies. One course.

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