Human dignity and gene editing – Using human dignity as an argument against modifying the human genome and germline is a logical fallacy

EMBO Reports
Volume 19, Number 10  01 October 2018
http://embor.embopress.org/content/19/10

Opinion
Human dignity and gene editing – Using human dignity as an argument against modifying the human genome and germline is a logical fallacy
A common argument against gene editing the human germline is the notion of dignity as linked to the human genome. But this based on a logical fallacy and should rather prompt us to consider gene editing for therapeutic purposes in order to preserve human dignity.
EMBO Reports (2018) 19: e46789
Iñigo de Miguel Beriain