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Genomic Editing, Human Enhancement, and Transhumanism: A Brief Overview

Kresimir Pavelic, Sandra Kraljevic Pavelic

Keywords : Designing a baby, Genetical engineering, Genomic editing, Human enhancement, Transhumanism

Citation Information : Pavelic K, Pavelic SK. Genomic Editing, Human Enhancement, and Transhumanism: A Brief Overview. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2022; 16 (3):210-221.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1934

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

A scientific debate on genetic engineering, human enhancement (HE), and transhumanism has been largely pursued in scientific literature, but so far, the public opinion on this issue has not been properly surveyed or heard. In this article, we accordingly join the debate through presentation and discussion of chosen scientific facts and opinions on genomic editing (GE) along with perspectives and concerns, HE, designing of baby with genetic engineering, transhumanism, and the culture of life. Finally, we are questioning the idea of an indefinitely long lifetime. While significant scientific advancements in the area of genetic engineering and HE are expected in the future, a reasonable approach and caution in the new knowledge and technologies usage and implementation may be strongly advised. Indeed, legal, ethical, and social issues need to be discussed and evaluated in light of novel possibilities to avoid an eventual critical era of human existence.


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