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Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing$
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Erik Parens and Josephine Johnston

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190940362

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190940362.001.0001

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Introduction to Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing

Introduction to Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing

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(p.1) Introduction to Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing
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Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing
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Erik Parens

Josephine Johnston

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190940362.003.0001

In 2015, in the journal Science, a highly regarded group of scientists, science policy experts, and ethicists called for a public conversation about the ethical questions raised by a new technology that could be used to alter the genomes of human beings.1 Among these ethical questions were ones regarding safety. Most simply, could the new technology be deployed without posing an unreasonable risk of causing physical harms? The authors of the commentary in ...

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