Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future

Gregory Stock has written an enthusiastic book in support of germ-line manipulations — that is, making genetic modifications to eggs, sperm and embryos that can be passed on to future generations. Like previous explorations of the subject by the ethicist Joseph F. Fletcher, the lawyer John Robertson and the biologist James Watson, among others, ”Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future” serves as an apologia for those scientists and physicians who are already edging toward such work in a piecemeal fashion in research labs and in vitro fertilization clinics around the world. It advocates the wholesale adoption of genetic manipulations with the purpose of finally taking control of human evolution. This, the author writes, ”is the ultimate expression and realization of our humanity.”

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One Response to Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future

  1. i heard your blog is named after that one kanye west song, hahahah!

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