"Ethics and Biotechnology" grapples with the moral dilemmas posed by biotechnology. From plant breeding, agriculture, animal breeding and experimentation to human genetics and genetic engineering, biotechnology promises the capacity to manipulate living things and the power to manufacture wholly new life forms. In this collection of essays, internationally renowned scholars explore the ethics of "playing God" in the field of biotechnology.
The book covers the full range of moral dilemmas posed by biotechnology, from the smallest cells to animals and the engineering of human beings. The contributors are drawn from the fields of philosophy, agricultural economics, medicine, political theory, biology, embryology, social policy and theology. They present a thoroughly multidisciplinary and up-to-date survey of the ethical problems in this important and expanding field.