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What if someday our understanding of the genetic components of human intelligence, and our technical capacity to safely manipulate them without unintended consequences, allowed the cognitive engineering of future persons who, at the fetal stage of development, indicate severe cognitive disability? Should a future community regard, as a political imperative, the provision of the relevant cognitive engineering to the extent possible, toward providing the future citizen with a capacity to access her social, legal, and political rights, as well as to participate fully in the political life of her liberal democratic community?

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Forthcoming events

Social evolution and social engineering in bacterial infection

Monday, 26 February 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

What can genotyping studies tell us about on-farm transmission routes of Campylobacter?

Monday, 04 March 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

Oxford Festival of Global Health - Lovesick

Thursday, 07 March 2024, 4pm to 8pm @ The Curzon Cinema, The Westgate, Oxford

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Monday, 15 April 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms