The Ethics of Germline Gene Editing

  title={The Ethics of Germline Gene Editing},
  author={Christopher Gyngell and T. Douglas and J. Savulescu},
  journal={Journal of Applied Philosophy},
  pages={498 - 513}
  • Christopher Gyngell, T. Douglas, J. Savulescu
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Applied Philosophy
  • Abstract Germline Gene Editing (GGE) has enormous potential both as a research tool and a therapeutic intervention. While other types of gene editing are relatively uncontroversial, GGE has been strongly resisted. In this article, we analyse the ethical arguments for and against pursuing GGE by allowing and funding its development. We argue there is a strong case for pursuing GGE for the prevention of disease. We then examine objections that have been raised against pursuing GGE and argue that… CONTINUE READING
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