Natural Selection, Childrearing, and the Ethics of Marriage (and Divorce): Building a Case for the Neuroenhancement of Human Relationships

  title={Natural Selection, Childrearing, and the Ethics of Marriage (and Divorce): Building a Case for the Neuroenhancement of Human Relationships},
  author={Brian D. Earp and Anders Sandberg and Julian Savulescu},
  journal={Philosophy \& Technology},
  pages={561 - 587}
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