The Ethics of Engineering Humans

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The FDA recently approved a new drug to treat short stature in kids. Prenatal testing offers parents the hope of having a healthy baby. But what message does that send about disability or physical imperfection? How far will we science go to make cosmetic improvements or prevent disability?


Joel Garreau, author of Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human; reporter and editor, The Washington Post

Joan Rothschild, author of The Dream of the Perfect Child; professor emeritus, political science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; research associate, Center for Human Environments, The Graduate Center, City University of New York



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