Title

The tempting illusion of genetic virtue

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Cell Biology

Publication Date

2010-03-01

Document Type

Response or Comment

Subjects

Genetic Engineering; Morals; Interdisciplinary Communication

Disciplines

Cell Biology | Genetic Phenomena | Nervous System

Abstract

Mark Walker has put forth a proposal which he calls the Genetic Virtue Program or GVP,1 whose kernel is that it is both possible and desirable to improve virtue by pre-implantation selection or in utero engineering. Walker lists caveats to his thesis, although he consistently implies that their validity is doubtful by stating at each instance that he is including them “merely for the sake of completeness.”

DOI of Published Version

10.2990/29_1_76

Source

Politics Life Sci. 2010 Mar;29(1):76-8. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

20812801

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