Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Bayertz, K. and Quante, M. 2006. Genetic Enhancement. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Genetic enhancement is a special form of genetic engineering that aims at improving human organisms, either by producing new traits or by strengthening existing ones. Genetic enhancement is generally distinguished from (genetic) therapy and is often regarded as ethically problematic or even inadmissible.
- genetic therapy;
- somatic versus germ-line intervention;