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The pharmacologically improved human. Performance-enhancing substances as a social challenge. Final Report

Sauter, A.; Gerlinger, K.


For some years now, in response to the rising challenges of global socioeconomic competition, both the scientific community and the public have been debating whether the improvement of individuals’ performance with the help of technical or biomedical interventions in the human body – termed enhancement – is a welcome, inevitable or undesirable vision of the future.
The report on brain research by the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) (Bundestagsdrucksache 16/7821) also presented evidence of a growing trend towards the use of pharmaceuticals and other medical interventions to specifically influence mental states and capacities.
Following publication of the highly respected TAB report »Gene Doping«, an analysis of physical performance enhancement in sport, the Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment commissioned the TAB to undertake a technology assessment project on »pharmacological and technical interventions to improve performance – prospects for more widespread use in medicine and everyday life« (»Enhancement Project«).
The TAB’s final report analyzes the areas of development and use with the greatest social and political relevance now and in the foreseeable future, i.e. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000103721
Veröffentlicht am 30.07.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Buch
Publikationsjahr 2013
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-3-7322-9681-1
KITopen-ID: 1000103721
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF II, LK 01) Wissensgesellschaft
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Serie Technology Assessment Studies Series ; 5
Schlagwörter Misuse of medicines; Technology assessment;, Medicinal products; Bioethics; Doping; Social sciences; Enhancement
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