Explain how Utilitarianism may be applied to genetic engineering.

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  • Created on: 24-04-12 08:25

Utilitarianism is based around the principle that you must grant the greatest happiness for the greatest number.Regarding genetic engineering, it can be argued that is morally right in many different ways.

Firstly, as genetic enginering offers potential benefits to humans it can be justified morally. For example, it could be used to cure inherited diseases which would bring aboiut a great amount of happiness as people will no longer have to be ill. However, it…

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