Human Genetic Enhancement (HGE)

Human genetic enhancement (HGE) refers to the improvement of human health, wellness, and abilities through genetic modification or selection. This Substack promotes the use of Voluntary Reprogenetic Betterment (VRB), which is distinct from old “eugenics,” which used coercion and violence to prevent some people from being born. VRB is crucially different because all people and groups stand to benefit. This section is a work in progress; for an overview of how HGE can change humanity, see “The Effective Altruist Case for Using Genetic Enhancement to End Poverty.”