Ethical Issues in the New Genetics: Are Genes Us?

1st Edition

Michael Parker, Brenda Almond

Routledge
Published November 3, 2017
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781138717619 - CAT# Y325217
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

This title was first published in 2003.Developments in genetic science are opening up new possibilities for human beings; both the creation and the shaping of human life are now possible in the laboratory. As these techniques develop, questions are increasingly asked about how far everything that is scientifically possible should - morally, legally and socially - be pursued.  Whilst much attention and policy-making has focussed on the development of regulation of technologies affecting human reproduction, regulation where plants and animals are concerned is much more limited. In this book, developments in genetics are addressed in the broad sense by an international range of contributors. This includes not only issues such as eugenics and the modification of the human embryo, but also the genetic modification of plants and animals in the pursuit of commerce, agriculture and biomedical research.   This book is published in association with the Society for Applied Philosophy

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