Chapter 26. Genetic Engineering

  1. R. G. Frey and
  2. Christopher Heath Wellman
  1. Dan W. Brock

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch26

A Companion to Applied Ethics

A Companion to Applied Ethics

How to Cite

Brock, D. W. (2005) Genetic Engineering, in A Companion to Applied Ethics (eds R. G. Frey and C. Heath Wellman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch26

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557865946

Online ISBN: 9780470996621



  • genetic engineering;
  • uses of genetic engineering;
  • prevention of disease transmission;
  • disability rights;
  • environment versus genetic changes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Various Uses of Genetic Engineering

  • The Disability Rights Challenge to the Prevention of Disabilities

  • The Goal of a World without Disabilities

  • Use of Genetic Engineering to Enhance Normal Function

  • Environmental versus Genetic Changes

  • When are Enhancements Benefits?

  • The Magnitude of Enhancement

  • The Means Used for Enhancement

  • Who is Using Genetic Engineering?

  • Impact of Genetic Engineering on Fairness and Inequality

  • Acknowledgments