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Germ-line angst and uncertain futures

Published in Politics and the life sciences. 1994, vol. 13, no. 2, p. 230-232
Abstract Andrea Bonnicksen's contribution (1994) to the political debate on human germ-line gene therapy contains important words of caution against over­hasty, worldwide, anticipatory regulation of this still­futuristic practice and argues persuasively that individual nations provide a more appropria te forum for debate and regulation at the present time. However, some will probably wonder whether germ-line therapy is a debatable issue at all. While many ethicists have seized upon the tapie of germ-line therapy as a fascinating opportunity. to discuss basic ethical problems, such as our responsibility for the genetic health.offuture gener­ations, scientific opinion remains deeply divided as to its prospects as a workable therapeutic approach even in the remote future.
Keywords Biomedical technologyEuropeGenetic therapyGerm cellsGovernment regulationHumansInternational cooperationInternationalityPoliticsPublic policyReproductive techniques assistedSocial control formalSocial responsibilitySocioeconomic factors
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MAURON, Alex. Germ-line angst and uncertain futures. In: Politics and the life sciences, 1994, vol. 13, n° 2, p. 230-232. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:84435

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