Human Genetic Enhancement: Is it Cheating?


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Human Genetic Enhancement: Is it Cheating?, Is A Well-Researched Topic, It Is To Be Used As A Guide Or Framework For Your Research.


Genetically modifying organisms has been a very useful technology in the development of ways that we can solve many agricultural problems. This technology, which has been around since the 1990s, is starting to be used on humans in an effort to combat many genetic diseases. But does human genetic enhancement (HGE) cross a moral line? Many consider HGE to be a form of cheating since people who have been enhanced would have many advantages over those who have not been enhanced. To address this issue, I first distinguish between modifications and enhancements. Then, in light of Ken Kirkwood’s analysis of cheating, I describe four ways in which someone can be said to cheat. I conclude that, whatever other moral lines HGE might cross, HGE is not a form of cheating.

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Acknowledgements 4
Introduction 5
Moral Background 6
Biology of Enhancements 7
Discussing Cheating 21
Is Human Genetic Enhancement Cheating 32
Conclusion 35
Works Cited 38


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Lucas Hull

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