Book notes recent works on the promise and peril of genetic engineering review of ageless bodies happy souls biotechnology and the pursuit of perfection the new atlantis a journal of technology and society 2003 spring 1 9 28 engineering and the human germline an exploration of the science and ethics of altering the genes we pass . As the critical question first addressing our biological origins in light of evolution and presenting a holistic understanding of human nature he then turns to the world of biotechnology and the tension between human limitations and human potential in light of prospective genetic enhancements. Get this from a library the nature of our humanity ethical issues in genetics and biotechnology paul t jersild. In public debates over biotechnology theologians philosophers and political theorists have proposed that biotechnology could have significant implications for human nature they argue that ethical evaluations of biotechnologies that might affect human nature must take these implications into . Given the vast array of biotechnology such as human cloning fetal tissue transplantation in vitro fertilization preimplantation genetic diagnosis and a slew of abortion and euthanasia methods humans can exercise a frightening amount of control over circumstances that in previous centuries were confined to the dictates of nature
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