Print Email Facebook Twitter Opting for prevention: Human enhancement and genetic testing Title Opting for prevention: Human enhancement and genetic testing Author Nelis, A. Detmar, S. van den Akker, E. Publication year 2013 Abstract Fictional portrayals of our possible future, such as the Hollywood film Gattaca, often conceive of a world where the genetic profile of each individual determines opportunity. Parents select the best sets of genes for their children to make sure they will be as successful, smart and healthy as possible. To what extent is such a scenario credible? Can the concept of genetic prevention be used to control, and if necessary adjust, life, preventing a variety of diseases and the sufferings these diseases can cause? And how realistic is it to offer techniques such as genetic screening for hereditary diseases to the population at large? These decisions have to be taken based not only on ethical, but also on economical considerations. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. All rights are reserved. Subject LifeCH - Child HealthELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesHealthy for LifeHealthHealthy Living To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:f58de203-02b3-4e23-95f6-283873927b1a DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35096-2_9 TNO identifier 526079 Publisher Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg ISBN 9783642350962 Source Engineering the Human: Human Enhancement Between Fiction and Fascination, 113-128 Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.