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dc.contributor.authorGyngell, C
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, T
dc.contributor.authorSavulescu, J
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-21T03:39:30Z
dc.date.available2020-12-21T03:39:30Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-01
dc.identifierpii: JAPP12249
dc.identifier.citationGyngell, C., Douglas, T. & Savulescu, J. (2017). The Ethics of Germline Gene Editing. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHILOSOPHY, 34 (4), pp.498-513. https://doi.org/10.1111/japp.12249.
dc.identifier.issn0264-3758
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/257298
dc.description.abstractGermline Gene Editing (GGE) has enormous potential both as a research tool and a therapeutic intervention. While other types of gene editing are relatively uncontroversial, GGE has been strongly resisted. In this article, we analyse the ethical arguments for and against pursuing GGE by allowing and funding its development. We argue there is a strong case for pursuing GGE for the prevention of disease. We then examine objections that have been raised against pursuing GGE and argue that these fail. We conclude that the moral case in favour of pursuing GGE is stronger than the case against. This suggests that pursuing GGE is morally permissible and indeed morally desirable.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.titleThe Ethics of Germline Gene Editing
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/japp.12249
melbourne.affiliation.departmentPaediatrics (RCH)
melbourne.source.titleJournal of Applied Philosophy
melbourne.source.volume34
melbourne.source.issue4
melbourne.source.pages498-513
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1261823
melbourne.contributor.authorGyngell, Christopher
dc.identifier.eissn1468-5930
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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