engineering better animal test subjects better vaccines Agricultural: plants/animals with better disease resistance plants/animals that grow bigger, faster or more efficiently Other: animals that are faster, fish that are prettier, that smell sweeter, etc. roses
Non-human genetic engineering (cont.) Concerns: Messing with nature Permanently changing genomes Loss of diversity Fear of unexpected consequences Human genetic engineering Benefits
Selecting against genetic diseases and disorders Making people healthier, stronger, smarter, more attractive, etc. Giving parents choices Human genetic engineering Concerns: Same as for non-human genetic engineering plus: Altering the history of the human race Reducing human diversity
Playing God Choosing among possible people Treating people as means, not ends Treating children as commodities Slippery slope Division of society into haves and have nots The naturals and the GenRich Cloning Creating an exact genetic replica
1986: first cloned mammal mouse (from embryonic cells) 1996: first cloned mammal from an adult cell -- Dolly the Sheep Since 1996: cow, cat, dog, horse, water buffalo, camel Human reproductive cloning Creating a baby that is genetically identical to an adult human Benefits:
Treatment for infertility Creating a child for the medical benefit of another, e.g. a bone marrow donor for a sick sibling Parental choice? Human reproductive cloning Objections: 1) Safety concerns 2) Human individuality and autonomy 3) Complex family relationships
4) Undermining human diversity 5) Human dignity (using a person as a means) Readings Required: G. Hardin, The Tragedy of the Commons, Science 162 (1968), pp. 1243-1248, available at: http://dieoff.org/page95.htm Guha, Ramachandra, Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique in Environmental Ethics, Vol. 11, No.1 (Spring 1989), pp. 71-83 , available at:
http://research.rem.sfu.ca/downloads/REM-656/Guha_1989.pdf Optional: Goodpaster, Kenneth, On Being Morally Considerable, in Environmental Philosophy, pp. 49-65, available on reserve at the Philosophy Office
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