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Germ-Line Genetic Modification
manipulation of reproductive cells, with the changes appearing in the resulting offspring and their subsequent offspring.
Playing God
common metaphor used to criticize genetic modification and the scientists who engage in such research. Also could be understood as a call to responsible action.
Therapy
the traditional role of medicine to attend to the sick, injured, and impaired.
Enhancement
improving the capabilities of normally healthy people.
Inheritable genetic modification
manipulation of any type of cells that causes the changes to appear in offspring. Inclusive of germ-line genetic modification and now preferred to that term because inheritable changes may also occur when manipulating somatic cells.
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