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Religion and the Question of Human Germline Modification

Ronald Cole-Turner

in Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033732
eISBN:
9780262270632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033732.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This book draws upon the resources of traditional Judaism and Christianity to reflect on the meaning and destiny of human life, the values and principles that guide human behavior, and the meaning of ... More


Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Ronald Cole-Turner (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033732
eISBN:
9780262270632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033732.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

We are approaching the day when advances in biotechnology will allow parents to “design” a baby with the traits they want. The continuing debate over the possibilities of genetic engineering has been ... More


Religion, Genetics, and the Future

Ronald Cole-Turner

in Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033732
eISBN:
9780262270632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033732.003.0114
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter investigates the religious case in favor of human germline modification, exploring the moral conditions that are often tied to that approval, and presents a summary of the religious ... More


Human Germline Therapy: Proper Human Responsibility or Playing God?

James J. Walter

in Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033732
eISBN:
9780262270632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033732.003.0081
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter investigates the question of human germline modification, and suggests that germline modification is defensible as consistent with a theological view of God’s creative and redemptive ... More


Germline Genetics, Human Nature, and Social Ethics

Lisa Sowle Cahill

in Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033732
eISBN:
9780262270632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033732.003.0096
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter reports that germline modification is acceptable for therapy but not for enhancement, and raises questions about the difficult concept of human nature. It supports a concept of human ... More


Judaism and Germline Modification

Elliot N. Dorff

in Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033732
eISBN:
9780262270632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033732.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter introduces the various ways religions draw upon ancient texts and traditions to make sense of contemporary challenges. It illustrates that from the tradition and perspectives of Judaism, ... More


Freedom, Conscience, and Virtue: Theological Perspectives on the Ethics of Inherited Genetic Modification

Celia Deane-Drummond

in Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033732
eISBN:
9780262270632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033732.003.0104
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter, which concentrates on the question of human moral agency and how traditional notions of conscience and virtue might apply to case-by-case uses of germline modification, highlights those ... More


Enhancement Technologies: Feeling More Like Myself

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter demonstrates how the enhancement debate embodies Me Medicine at its most questionable. “Enhancement” is defined as any medication designed to improve individual human performance, ... More


A Traditional Christian Reflection on Reengineering Human Nature

H. Tristram Engelhardt

in Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Human Germline Modification

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033732
eISBN:
9780262270632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033732.003.0063
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter reports the multiplicity of religions, and even of Christianities, insisting the traditional. On the basis of traditional Christianity, it determines specific limitations or conditions ... More


Editing the Best of All Possible Worlds

Michael Hauskeller

in Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190940362
eISBN:
9780190940379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940362.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It has been argued that we have a moral obligation to explore human germline modification in order to create the best possible children. In contrast, this chapter argues that in order to flourish as ... More


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