Is it ethical to use enhancement technologies to make us better than well?
Caplan A, Elliott C.
Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
PLoS Med. 2004 Dec;1(3):e52.
ABSTRACTBACKGROUND TO THE DEBATE: A variety of biomedical technologies are being developed that can be used for purposes other than treating disease. Such "enhancement technologies" can be used to improve our appearance and regulate our emotions, with the goal of feeling "better than well." While these technologies can help people adapt to their rapidly changing lifestyles, their use raises important ethical issues.Eugenics talk
Mood genes and human nature
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
Francis Galton and contemporary eugenics
Gene therapy and performance enhancement
The commercialisation of pre-natal enhancement
and further reading
The Good Drug Guide
The Abolitionist Project
The Hedonistic Imperative
The Reproductive Revolution
MDMA: Utopian Pharmacology
Critique of Huxley's Brave New World