Internal WiP: Dr Cesar Palacios Gonzalez

Reproductive Genome Editing Interventions Are Therapeutic, Sometimes

In this paper I argue that some human reproductive genome editing interventions can be therapeutic in nature, and thus that it is false that all such interventions just create healthy individuals. I do this by showing that the conditions established by a therapy definition are met by certain reproductive genome editing interventions. I then defend this position against two objections: i) reproductive genome editing interventions do not attain one of the two conditions for something to be a therapy, and ii) some reproductive genome editing interventions are therapeutic but in a nonstandard way. In the conclusion I call for a more nuanced discussion of the nature of reproductive genome editing interventions.

This internal talk is for Oxford Uehiro Centre members and associates.

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