増進遺伝子技術利用に関する倫理的考察 [in Japanese] An Ethical Study on the Uses of Enhancement Genetic Engineering [in Japanese]
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A variety of biomedical technologies are being developed that can be used for purposes other than treating diseases. Such "enhancement technologies" can be used to improve our own and future generation's life-chances. While these technologies can help people in many ways, their use raises important ethical issues. Some arguments for anti-enhancement as well as pro-enhancement seem to rest, however, on shaky foundation. Both company engineers and the general public had better learn more from technological, economical and philosophical histories. For such subjects may provide engineers with less opportunities of technological misuses and more powers of self-esteem in addition to self-control.
- Journal of Jsee
Journal of Jsee 54(5), 20-24, 2006-09-20
Japanese Society for Engineering Education