The Ethics of Genetically Engineered Animals

Friday, March 8th, 2002
Robert Streiffer
Event Description

When is it morally permissible to genetically engineer animals for their use as food or in scientific or medical research? Rejecting the views that such engineering is never permissible, and that it is always permissible, Streiffer argues that it depends upon the kind of animal, the effects of the genetic modification on the animal and its offspring, and the costs and benefits of the research or of having the animal available as food.

Robert Streiffer

Program in Medical Ethics, University of Wisconsin, Madison