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Is It Ethical to Use Enhancement Technologies to Make Us Better than Well?

  • Arthur Caplan,
  • Carl Elliott
  • Published: December 28, 2004
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0010052

About the Authors

Competing Interests

AC was a member of Dupont's biotechnology advisory panel, advising on genetically modified organisms. He previously served on the scientific advisory board of Celera genomics. From 1997–1999 he served as a consultant to Pfizer on the launch of sildenafil (Viagra) as part of the company's scientific/ethics advisory board. Subsequently Pfizer sponsored a course on research ethics presented by the Center for Bioethics at Pfizer headquarters in which he was one of the lecturers. CE declares that he has no competing interests.