Professor Beriain's criticism rests on a narrow conception of human dignity pertaining only to individuals within a society. The social relations and norms that underpin human dignity are treated as mere group interests that are secondary to the dignity of the individual. In our view, this is a false dichotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1206-1207
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018


  • bioethics
  • ethics
  • gene editing
  • science policy
  • science studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering

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