Ethical and legal issues in human genetic engineering

Vol. 24 Iss. 2 pp. 160168 | St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work | ISSN: 1993-8101


The article considers ethical issues in the field of human genetic engineering. The author believes that correct formulation of ethical (and legal) issues in human genetic engineering requires understanding of the meaning of genetic code for the physicality of an individual. Nowadays genetic engineering has a considerable gap between diagnostic capabilities and, yet limited, therapeutic options. The agenda sets the legal task of protecting an individual with diagnostically identified however untreatable diseases from different manifestations of selection and discrimination.


genetic engineering, genetic manipulation, somatic cells level therapy, sex (embryonic) cells therapy, transhumanism, primary benefits of genetic improvement


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