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Ethical Issues in the New Genetics: Are Genes UsDevelopments in genetic science are opening up 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 focused on the development of regulation of technologies affecting human reproduction, regulation where plants and animal…

The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering Listen to a short interview with Michael Sandel Host: Chris Gondek | Producer: Heron & Crane Breakthroughs in genetics present us with a promise and a predicament. The promise is that we will soon be able to treat and prevent a host of debilitating diseases. The predicament is that our newfound genetic knowledge may enable us to manipulate our nature–to enhance our genetic traits and those of our children. Although most people find at least some forms of genetic engineering disquieting, it i…

Genetic Engineering (Opposing Viewpoints)Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title addresses the controversies associated with genetic engineering of humans (including so-called designer babies, cloning, and embryonic stem cell research), animals, and crops. The topics explored are whether genetic engineering should be pe…

Negotiating Bioethics: The Governance of UNESCO's Bioethics Programme (Genetics and Society)The sequencing of the entire human genome has opened up unprecedented possibilities for healthcare, but also ethical and social dilemmas about how these can be achieved, particularly in developing countries. UNESCO‚Äôs Bioethics Programme was established to address such issues in 1993. Since then, it has adopted three declarations on human genetics and bioethics (1997, 2003 and 2005), set up numerous training programmes around the world and debated the need for an international convention on hum…

Playing God?: Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate (Morality and Society Series)Technology evolves at a dazzling speed, and nowhere more so than in the field of genetic engineering, where the possibility of directly changing the genes of one’s children is quickly becoming a reality. The public is rightly concerned, but interestingly, they have not had much to say about the implications of recent advancements in human genetics.Playing God? asks why and explores the social forces that have led to the thinning out of public debate over human genetic engineering. John H. Evans …

At Issue Series - The Ethics of Genetic Engineering (hardcover edition)Genetic engineering — altering the “life blueprint” of a living thing or even combining inherited information from two or more unrelated species — raises ethical issues that deeply disturb many people. This anthology presents different points of view on ethical aspects of genetic engineering as a whole, genetically engineered food and other crop plants, and altering genes of human beings….

The Frankenstein Syndrome: Ethical and Social Issues in the Genetic Engineering of Animals (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy)This book is a philosophically sophisticated and scientifically well-informed discussion of the moral and social issues raised by genetically engineering animals, a powerful technology that has major implications for society. Unlike other books on this emotionally charged subject, the author attempts to inform, not inflame, the reader about the real problems society must address in order to manage this technology. Nontechnical and anecdotal in nature, written by a professor of philosophy, physio…

Engineering GenesisFew issues have aroused so much public attention and controversy as recent developments in biotechnology. How can we make sound judgements of the cloning of Dolly the sheep, genetically altered foodstuffs, or the prospect of transplanting pigs’ hearts into humans? Are we ‘playing God’ with nature? What is driving these developments, and how can they be made more accountable to the public? Engineering Genesis provides a uniquely informed, balanced and varied insight into these and many other key …

Genetic Engineering: Manipulating the Mechanisms of Life (Genetics & Evolution)Scientists are learning to manipulate the genes of plants and animals, changing existing organisms and creating new ones. By taking control of the mechanisms that govern heredity in other species, humans are actively directing their own evolution. Breakthroughs have come so quickly that many people find them strange and frightening. “Genetic Engineering” traces the history of genetic science up to the present day and proposes some thoughts about how it is likely to affect the future. …