Attitudes to life extension via genetic engineering

John de Rivaz John at longevb.demon.co.uk
Mon Mar 6 02:50:40 EST 1995


In article: <pete.794186610 at extro>  Peter Merel <pete at extro.su.oz.au> 
writes:
> I think that this is a desirable course in the short-term; the only
> ethical way to do it, I think, is to modify human fertility. Not to
> sterilize humanity as some have suggested here, but to reduce its
> fertility to manageable levels.  We could perhaps modify Patrick
> O'Neils' genocide virus to only alter human hormone levels so that no
> one would be fertile until the age of 30, and so that no one would be
> fertile after the age of 40. Of course the real problem with this is 
> not how to engineer it, but how to introduce it without getting lynched
> by religious fundamentalists ...

I have posted a response in sci.life-extension




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