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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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