Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote

Introduction

Choosing Children: the Ethical Dilemmas of Genetic Intervention, J. Glover, O.U.P, 06, examines the arguments about the choices and best outcomes for children. These arguments can be resolved to produce a shared set of values to guide legitimate actions. Worries about the genetic factors offsetting optimal futures for children could be balanced with societal concerns about those born into disadvantageous situations. We need to be sure about what we are doing and why, convinced that we are not about to make mistakes in consequence and appreciate that our goals may not match those of later generations. The medical boundaries may be over but the social boundaries are still emerging.(continue…)

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