Reproductive genome editing interventions are therapeutic, sometimes

Bioethics 35 (6):557-562 (2021)
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Abstract

In this paper I argue that some human reproductive genome editing interventions can be therapeutic in nature, and thus that it is false that all such interventions just create healthy individuals. I do this by showing that the conditions established by a therapy definition are met by certain reproductive genome editing interventions. I then defend this position against two objections: (a) reproductive genome editing interventions do not attain one of the two conditions for something to be a therapy, and (b) some reproductive genome editing interventions are therapeutic but in a nonstandard way. In the Conclusion I call for a more nuanced discussion of the nature of reproductive genome editing interventions.

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Genome Editing and Human Reproduction.Nuffield Council on Bioethics - 2019 - Jahrbuch für Wissenschaft Und Ethik 24 (1):255-322.
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