Wrigley, AJ and Newson, A (2021) Genetic Modification. Routledge Encycolpedia of Philosophy. ISSN https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/genetic-modification/v-2

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Genetic modification in humans, non-human animals, and plants gives rise to a range of philosophical and ethical issues. There are a range of techniques and applications for genetic modification, but all are intended to change the genome within the cells of an organism. This poses problems to do with interfering with the natural, safety and risk considerations, impacts upon welfare and social justice, and determining whether genetic modification is needed or merely wanted. Within these broad areas, there are also particular issues regarding definitions of health and disease, employing a precautionary stance, and determining which perspectives are over- or under-estimated in debates.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information related to it can be found online at; https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/genetic-modification/v-2
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 08:44
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9842

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