A Guide to Bioethics

Emmanuel A. Kornyo

© 2017 - CRC Press
Published September 7, 2017
Reference - 176 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138631984 - CAT# K32084
Series: Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences

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  • Succinctly analyzes, defines and explains technical jargon
  • Applies classic ethical and philosophical theories to principles such as autonomy, privacy, beneficence as they apply to genetics and precision medicine
  • Reviews areas such as biotechnology, law, socio-medical science, regulatory policy in debating bioethical issues
  • Argues for precision medicine and establishes the potential ethical limits
  • Provides answers to some of the nagging ethical concerns revealed by new biotechnology


Solving intractable biotechnological questions of evolution, medicine, and genetics is now easier due to methods permitting the rapid analysis of molecular sequence data. These advances have exposed ethical and policy concerns. How would genomic information be used and by whom? Should individuals be able to make decisions regarding their own genomic data? How accurate are these genetic tests and how should they be regulated? These and other ethical conundrums are the subject of this book. Bioethicists, biomedical policy experts and lawyers, physicians, nursing and allied health students as well as science educators will find this book helpful and engaging in exploring the complexities of modern evolutionary, genetic and biomedical data.


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