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Is It Ethical to Use Enhancement Technologies to Make Us Better than Well?

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Author(s): Caplan Arthur | Elliott Carl

Journal: PLoS Medicine
ISSN 1549-1277

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Bioethics

ABSTRACT
Background to the debate: A variety of biomedical technologies are being developed that can be used for purposes other than treating disease. Such "enhancement technologies" can be used to improve our appearance and regulate our emotions, with the goal of feeling "better than well." While these technologies can help people adapt to their rapidly changing lifestyles, their use raises important ethical issues.
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