Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
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The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
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Douglas, T. 2013. Enhancement, Biomedical. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics.
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
Biomedical technologies can increasingly be used not only to combat disease, but also to augment the capacities or traits of normal, healthy people – a practice commonly referred to as biomedical enhancement. Perhaps the best-established examples of biomedical enhancement are cosmetic surgery and doping in sports. But most recent scientific attention and ethical debate focuses on extending lifespan, lifting mood, and augmenting cognitive capacities.
- practical (applied) ethics