Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© YYYY Bella Jane Ratner
As the science related to genetic engineering becomes more advanced, more and more ethical questions relating to technologies such as CRISPR and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) arise. If we have the opportunity to choose the genes of our future children in order have children with our desired characteristics, should we do so? Is it okay to mess with some genes of your future child and not others? In this paper, I discuss arguments and objections associated with these questions. The aim of this paper is to show that it is ethical to alter the DNA of your future child or select a specific child only when you are attempting to improve the health of that child.
Ratner, Bella, "Is it Ethical to Genetically Enhance your Future Child?" (2019). Scripps Senior Theses. 1403.