Is it ethical to use enhancement technologies to make us better than well?

Arthur Caplan, Carl Elliott

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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. Copyright:

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
JournalPLoS Medicine
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

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