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Choosing Children: Genes, Disability, and Design

Jonathan Glover


Progress in genetic and reproductive technology now offers us the possibility of choosing what kinds of children we do and don't have. Should we welcome this power, or should we fear its implications? There is no ethical question more urgent than this: we may be at a turning-point in the history of humanity. This book shows us how we might try to answer this question, and examines other provoking and disturbing questions. Surely parents owe it to their children to give them the best life they can? Increasingly we are able to reduce the number of babies born with disabilities and disorders. But ... More

Keywords: genetics, reproductive technology, disabilities, definition of disability, eugenics, genetic choices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199290925
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290925.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Glover, author
King's College London
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