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Overview of attention for article published in Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, January 2006
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)

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Title
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Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, January 2006
DOI 10.1186/1747-5341-1-9
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Authors

David B Resnik, Daniel B Vorhaus

Abstract

In this article we examine four objections to the genetic modification of human beings: the freedom argument, the giftedness argument, the authenticity argument, and the uniqueness argument. We then demonstrate that each of these arguments against genetic modification assumes a strong version of genetic determinism. Since these strong deterministic assumptions are false, the arguments against genetic modification, which assume and depend upon these assumptions, are therefore unsound. Serious discussion of the morality of genetic modification, and the development of sound science policy, should be driven by arguments that address the actual consequences of genetic modification for individuals and society, not by ones propped up by false or misleading biological assumptions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Kenya 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 117 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 51 41%
Student > Master 15 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 6%
Other 6 5%
Other 14 11%
Unknown 20 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 10%
Philosophy 9 7%
Social Sciences 8 6%
Other 32 26%
Unknown 18 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 August 2019.
All research outputs
#3,514,654
of 20,221,309 outputs
Outputs from Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine
#105
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Outputs of similar age
#45,241
of 279,830 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine
#13
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Altmetric has tracked 20,221,309 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 82nd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 208 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.3. This one is in the 49th percentile – i.e., 49% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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