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Título : The challenges that developments in genetics and artificial reproductive techniques present to intergenerational solidarity
Autor : Lafferrière, Jorge Nicolás 
Otros colaboradores: University of Idaho. International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family
Fecha de publicación : 2013
Editorial : William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
Cita : Lafferrière, J. N. (2013). The challenges that developmentes in genetics and artificial reproductive techniques present to intergenerational solidarity [en línea] International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family 4. Disponible en:
Proyecto: Bioderecho: Desafíos jurídicos para la persona humana planteados por la genética y las biotecnologías 
Resumen : Abstract: New developments in genetics threaten, in different ways, the goal of intergenerational solidarity. With artificial reproductive techniques, the transmission of human life has shifted from the mutual donation of man and woman to the fields of desire and production. Concomitantly, advances in genetics afford the possibility of selecting the desired traits of children. This can be accomplished by the selection of gametes (e.g., the choice of a sperm donor with desirable genetic traits), the selection of embryos early in pregnancy (pre-implantation diagnosis followed by the elimination of embryos with unwanted characteristics), or the selection of embryos later through eugenic abortion. The problem of who should pay for "bad genes" raises additional questions and generates new pressure to eliminate people who present genetic disadvantages. These developments render intergenerational relations ambivalent. The exercise of this genetic mastery gives the adult generation a new power over the offspring and subjects them to a new form of genetic dependency. The power to shape the genetics of the next generation raises many new issues for the juridical sciences. This article aims to analyze the ways in which these challenges to intergenerational solidarity occur and their implications for the value of intergenerational solidarity.
ISSN : 2165-7653
Disciplina: DERECHO
Derechos: Acceso Abierto
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