Tagged: Gene Therapy

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Ethics and Human Enhancement

The Ethics of Human Enhancement While in some circles the expression “human enhancement” is roughly synonymous with human genetic engineering, it is used most often to refer to the general application of the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science (NBIC) to improve...

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Liberal Eugenics

Liberal eugenics Also known as new eugenics and consumer eugenics, liberal eugenics is a neologism for a claimed ideology which advocates the use of reproductive and genetic technologies where the choice of enhancing human characteristics and capacities is left to the individual preferences of parents acting as consumers, rather than...

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Technologies of Human Enhancement

Technologies Human enhancement technologies (HET) are techniques that can be used not simply for treating illness and disability, but also for enhancing human characteristics and capacities. The expression “human enhancement technologies” is relative to emerging technologies and converging technologies. In some circles, the...