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Reprogenetics: Visions of the Future

  1. Regine Kollek

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005221



How to Cite

Kollek, R. 2006. Reprogenetics: Visions of the Future. eLS. .

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  1. University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006


As humans acquire the capacity to modify their germ-line DNA for purposes of enhancement, one can imagine a variety of different scenarios for the future. Some of these possible futures may have an important social context and an influence on how genetic enhancements may be socially valued.


  • inheritable germ-line modification;
  • reproduction;
  • society;
  • scenario;
  • enhancement;
  • behavioral genetics;
  • commercialism