chapter  3
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Genetic Engineering And The North-South Divide


Genetic engineering in humans holds out large promises for the future, but like all scientific promises these have to be evaluated to see whether it is worth waiting and working for their fulfilment.

For once philosophers and ethicists may be able to survey the ‘geography’ and the ‘maps’ before the journey starts, instead of being relegated to their customary role as commentators, discussing what ‘route’ should have been chosen at points long passed.