Science moves fast these days, and remarkable tools for human enhancement seem to emerge frenetically. Society often questions the way these tools should be wielded or whether they should be used at all.
Should steroids be used to boost performance? Should people use mind-enhancing drugs? Should women undergo cosmetic surgery to re-shape their bodies? Should we fear stem-cell research? Is it moral to use anti-depressants to feel better than well? What’s wrong with engineering a better embryo? Hype and paranoia on these topics surround us — from steroids in Major League Baseball to cosmetic enhancements on reality TV.