Immortality

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In December, the President’s Council on Bioethics released Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness (HarperCollins). The six-part report provides a balanced but critical assessment of actual and prospective developments in biotechnology. It soberly considers efforts to make “better children” through genetic screening and embryo testing, and to modify behavior with psychotropics like Ritalin. It critiques widespread...

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