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Ethics, Reproduction and Genetic Control - Professor Ruth Chadwick

Ethics, Reproduction and Genetic Control

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Published: 14th January 1993
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In this revised edition of "Ethics, Reproduction and Genetic Control," leading scientists explore the nature and the goals of "test tube" reproduction and genetic engineering and their eugenic implications. This edition contains a new preface, and makes a significant contribution to the fields of applied philosophy and ethics. In contrast to the Warnock report, this extended commentary considers issues in the context of a social ethic rather than the individualist viewpoint.
The volume provides a forum for debate between science and society. The essays draw out the legal and ethical problems raised by new developments in genetic engineering. The ethical dilemmas are discussed not only from the perspective of secular moral philosophy but also from a theological point of view.

"Chadwick performs a real service to the general reader by establishing in the more popular literature the modern alternative reproductive technologies." -"Choice ..."an informative overview of important issues which are at present generating considerable interest and debate." - "Religious Studies and Theology

Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Preface
Preface to the Revised Edition
Having Children: Introductionp. 3
Test Tube Babies are Babiesp. 44
Marriage and the Familyp. 53
IVF and the Lawp. 63
In Vitro Fertilisation and the Warnock Reportp. 71
The Perfect Baby: Introductionp. 93
The Prospect of Designed Genetic Changep. 136
Human Gene Therapy: Scientific and Ethical Considerationsp. 147
Eugenics on the Rise: A Report from Singaporep. 164
Should One be Free to Choose the Sex of One's Child?p. 172
Glossaryp. 183
Select Bibliographyp. 186
Indexp. 194
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ISBN: 9780415089791
ISBN-10: 0415089794
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 14th January 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition