Author: Pete Moore

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404237544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses genetic engineering, including its history, why some people are against it, and how it is used in modern society.
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Ethik im Zeitalter der genetischen Technik. Mit einem Vorwort von Jürgen Habermas

Author: Michael Sandel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737413077


Page: 175

View: 4436

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Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate

Author: John H. Evans

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226222615

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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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 contends that the problem lies in the structure of the debate itself. Disputes over human genetic engineering concern the means for achieving assumed ends, rather than being a healthy discussion about the ends themselves. According to Evans, this change in focus occurred as the jurisdiction over the debate shifted from scientists to bioethicists, a change which itself was caused by the rise of the bureaucratic state as the authority in such matters. The implications of this timely study are twofold. Evans not only explores how decisions about the ethics of human genetic engineering are made, but also shows how the structure of the debate has led to the technological choices we now face.
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Author: Mark Youngblood Herring

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334733

Category: Science

Page: 220

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Presents an overview of genetic engineering, detailing its history, its techniques, and its controversial application in the cloning of animals, modification of foods, genome mapping, DNA profiling, and treatment of disease.
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A Documentary History

Author: Thomas Anthony Shannon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313304576

Category: Law

Page: 282

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A compilation of articles and excerpts beginning from Watson and Creek's 1953 study covers the debates surrounding genetic engineering, animal and diagnostic application, agriculture, the human genome project, and cloning.
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Author: Elizabeth Rice

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1627124144

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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This volume examines the two sides of the debate related to genetic engineering and the ethical boundaries surrounding the developing science. Genetic engineering allows scientists to isolate and modify genes which grants them positive entry into interfering with disease progression, but could pave the way to choosing eye color, hair color and the gender of a baby. Debate promotes an understanding of alternate points of view, encourages discussion, and informs the public by addressing important questions that have a strong effect on people's lives. Encourage your readers to step inside the pages of this timely book to see where they stand on this topical issue.
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Author: Steve Parker

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781410910691

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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Looks at the definition of genetic engineering, its history and present use, debates relating to health risks and the environment, and the influence consumers have on genetic engineering.
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Author: Gordon Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134527551

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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'It's all in the genes'. Is this true, and if so, what is all in the genes? Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry is a crystal clear and highly informative guide to a debate none of us can afford to ignore. Beginning with a much-needed overview of the relationship between science and technology, Gordon Graham lucidly explains and assesses the most important and controversial aspects of the genes debate: Darwinian theory and its critics, the idea of the 'selfish' gene, evolutionary psychology, memes, genetic screening and modification, including the risks of cloning and 'designer' babies. He considers areas often left out of the genes debate, such as the environmental risks of genetic engineering and how we should think about genes in the wider context of debates on science, knowledge and religion. Gordon Graham asks whether genetic engineering might be introducing God back into the debate and whether the risks of a brave new genetic world outweigh the potential benefits. Essential reading for anyone interested in science, technology, and philosophy, Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry is ideal for those wanting to find out more about the ethical implications of genetics and the future of biotechnology.
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The Cloning Debate

Author: Debbie Stanley

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823932115

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Examines the nature, history, and ethical aspects of cloning, discussing both humans and other animals.
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The Philosophical and Legal Debate

Author: Paul Weirich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198043829

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Food products with genetically modified (GM) ingredients are common, yet many consumers are unaware of this. When polled, consumers say that they want to know whether their food contains GM ingredients, just as many want to know whether their food is natural or organic. Informing consumers is a major motivation for labeling. But labeling need not be mandatory. Consumers who want GM-free products will pay a premium to support voluntary labeling. Why do consumers want to know about GM ingredients? GM foods are tested to ensure safety and have been on the market for more than a decade. Still, many consumers, including some with food allergies, want to be cautious. Also, GM crops may affect neighboring plants through pollen drift. Despite tests for environmental impact, some consumers may worry that GM crops will adversely effect the environment. The study of risk and its management raises questions not settled by the life sciences alone. This book surveys various labeling policies and the cases for them. It is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment of the debate about labeling genetically modified food. The contributors include philosophers, bioethicists, food and agricultural scientists, attorneys/legal scholars, and economists.
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Essays on Biotechnology, Ethics, and Public Policy

Author: Verna V. Gehring

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742533356

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

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While the collapse of the Soviet Union has diminished the force of George Orwell's 1984, the other great dystopian tract of the twentieth century, Alduous Huxley's Brave New World, is timelier than ever. The ongoing process of genetic science may well revolutionize medicine and human reproduction, and it may end by giving us the ability to transform the human species itself. This new power has raised hopes that we will solve a range of genetically based problems that afflict us. It has also evoked fears that we are on the verge of a "post human" future in which precious but necessary norms regulating individual and social life will be set aside. Will we have the moral and political wisdom to avoid the pitfalls in using new biotechnologies? Genetic Prospects considers the resources from which the needed norms and maxims might be drawn, scrutinizing carefully the contributions of common sense, religion, and moral sentiment. Taken together, the essays in this volume apply philosophical analysis to address three kinds of questions: What are the implications of genetic science for our understanding of nature? What might it influence in our conception of human nature? What challenges does genetic science poses for specific issues of private conduct or public policy?
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Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

Author: John H. Evans

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226222705

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Scientific breakthroughs have led us to a point where soon we will be able to make specific choices about the genetic makeup of our offspring. In fact, this reality has arrived—and it is only a matter of time before the technology becomes widespread. Much like past arguments about stem-cell research, the coming debate over these reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) will be both political and, for many people, religious. In order to understand how the debate will play out in the United States, John H. Evans conducted the first in-depth study of the claims made about RGTs by religious people from across the political spectrum, and Contested Reproduction is the stimulating result. Some of the opinions Evans documents are familiar, but others—such as the idea that certain genetic conditions produce a “meaningful suffering” that is, ultimately, desirable—provide a fascinating glimpse of religious reactions to cutting-edge science. Not surprisingly, Evans discovers that for many people opinion on the issue closely relates to their feelings about abortion, but he also finds a shared moral language that offers a way around the unproductive polarization of the abortion debate and other culture-war concerns. Admirably evenhanded, Contested Reproduction is a prescient, profound look into the future of a hot-button issue.
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Modern Progress Or Future Peril?

Author: Linda Tagliaferro

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761340815

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Presents varied perspectives on the controversial issue of genetic engineering.
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Reconstructing Nature : the Debate

Author: Geoffrey Lawrence,Janet Norton

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864487954

Category: Biotechnology

Page: 228

View: 982

This exciting book offers a well-researched, highly readable and thought-provoking account of the social, political and ethical issues arising from genetic engineering.
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An Exploration of the Science and Ethics of Altering the Genes We Pass to Our Children

Author: Gregory Stock,John Campbell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195350937

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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This book explores the many prospects, challenges and ethical questions that surround the engineering of our reproductive cells. It is an accessible, three-part examination, moving from focused, realistic assessments of the promise and problems for this advancing technology to a section of short essays on the implications of our technological ability. Also included is a panel discussion in which leading scientists, ethicists, and public policy workers give voice to their thoughts and concerns regarding our impending genetic technologies. Many world leaders in these fields, including Leroy Hood, French Anderson, Mario Capecchi, Daniel Koshland, Michael Rose, Lee Silver, and James Watson, have contributed to this volume, providing the essential elements of the debate over germline engineering. If you have ever pondered the question: "Would I be willing to genetically alter my own child-to-be, given a safe, reliable technology, offering a tempting possibility?", this book will be an indispensable guide.
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Author: Ray Spangenburg,Diane Moser

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761415862

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 125

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Discusses the use of genetic engineering in plants and animals, and the hopes spurred by the mapping of human DNA by the Human Genome Project as well as the controversy over using stem cells for disease research.
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the debate on assisted reproduction

Author: Colin Russell Austin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192617583

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 163

View: 4691

This book is an easily accessible account of the nature and function of the human embryo. It answers such questions as: How do embryos develop? When can the life of 'a person' be said to begin? What are the main inherited defects in development? Can these be prevented or cured by genetic engineering? Is it possible to make human chimaeras, hybrids, parthenogenones, and clones? How can we overcome human infertility? How are test-tube babies made? What are the moral, ethical, and legal problems in this kind of work? With increasing debate over issues of abortion and reproductive medicine, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the fate of the human fetus.
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A Guide for Activists, Skeptics, and the Very Perplexed

Author: Pete Shanks

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 9781560256953

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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The debate over human Genetic Engineering (GE) is about to go mainstream. Not as a one-day wonder about cloning or a theological disagreement about embryos, but as a major political issue, driven in part by a grassroots movement of opposition. Human Genetic Engineering is a highly readable and entertaining guide. It explains in accessible language for a popular audience the essential questions that will arise in the future debates: What is human GE? Will it work? What perspectives should we remember? Who is doing what, and why?
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Author: Kaye Stearman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404237520

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses the death penalty, including its history, why some people are against it, and how it affects society.
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