When we think of selling some things, we think of a shady character on a street corner hustling counterfeit or ill-gotten merchandise. For most of us, the possibility of selling made-to-order human embryos on the open market would fit …Read more
Having a handicap can get you killed! This is a message we hear from the folks in the disability rights movement. They know that adequate medical care may not be forthcoming if you suffer from a severe, untreatable, …Read more
Over the past half-century, American doctors have begun to use the tools of medicine not merely to make sick people better but to make well people better than well. Bioethicists call these tools “enhancement technologies,” and usually characterize them as …Read more
Designer babies! As the name implies, these babies are made to a certain specification—to have certain traits, but not others.
Some of these babies are produced for parents in search of a healthy baby—a baby without a genetic disease.…Read more