Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness a Report by the President's Council on Bioethics

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Presents a report by the President's Council on Bioethics addressing the potential implications of using biotechnology to seek better children, superior performance, ageless bodies, and happy souls. The profound ethical challenges and choices presented by such uses of biotechnology are explored by

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