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Bioethics Midterm 2 Review- part 3.docx

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHI2396
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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Bioethics Midterm 2 Review Part 3The Moral Significance of the Therapy Enhancement Distinction in Human Genetics by ResnikResniks Thesis before judging the moral significance and consequences of human genetics we should make the distinction between genetic therapy and genetic enhancementThe distinction doesnt mark a firm moral boundary between moral and immoral genetic interventionGenetic therapy and enhancement and health two approaches to health and disease descriptive and valueladenDescriptive Approach normal is typical and anything that does not fall under the speciestypical traits is considered abnormal oGenetic therapy should not be considered a threat to normality but genetic enhancement performed on health people SHOULD be a threatValueLaden Normative Approach our understanding of health and disease is based on moral cultural and social normsoGenet
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