|Behavioural genetics: why eugenic selection is preferable to enhancement.|
|PMID: 17036429 Owner: KIE Status: MEDLINE|
|Criminal behaviour is but one behavioural tendency for which a genetic influence has been suggested. Whilst this research certainly raises difficult ethical questions and is subject to scientific criticism, one recent research project suggests that for some families, criminal tendency might be predicted by genetics. In this paper, supposing this research is valid, we consider whether intervening in the criminal tendency of future children is ethically justifiable. We argue that, if avoidance of harm is a paramount consideration, such an intervention is acceptable when genetic selection is employed instead of genetic enhancement. Moreover, other moral problems in avoiding having children with a tendency to criminal behaviour, such as the prospect of social discrimination, can also be overcome.|
|Julian Savulescu; Melanie Hemsley; Ainsley Newson; Bennett Foddy|
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|Type: Journal Article|
|Title: Journal of applied philosophy Volume: 23 ISSN: 0264-3758 ISO Abbreviation: J Appl Philos Publication Date: 2006|
|Created Date: 2006-10-11 Completed Date: 2006-10-31 Revised Date: 2009-11-19|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 100971946 Medline TA: J Appl Philos Country: England|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 157-71 Citation Subset: E|
|Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, St Ebbe's Street, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 1PT, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org|
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Antisocial Personality Disorder
Behavioral Research / ethics
Chromosomes, Human, X
Crime* / prevention & control
Eugenics* / methods
Fertilization in Vitro
Genetic Enhancement / ethics
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Genetic Research / ethics
Genetic Testing / ethics
Monoamine Oxidase / genetics
Paternalism / ethics
Preimplantation Diagnosis / ethics*
Prenatal Diagnosis / ethics
Sex Preselection / ethics
Violence* / prevention & control
|EC 188.8.131.52/Monoamine Oxidase|
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