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."
..."an informative overview of important issues which are at present generating considerable interest and debate."
- "Religious Studies and Theology
|List of Contributors|
|Preface to the Revised Edition|
|Having Children: Introduction||p. 3|
|Test Tube Babies are Babies||p. 44|
|Marriage and the Family||p. 53|
|IVF and the Law||p. 63|
|In Vitro Fertilisation and the Warnock Report||p. 71|
|The Perfect Baby: Introduction||p. 93|
|The Prospect of Designed Genetic Change||p. 136|
|Human Gene Therapy: Scientific and Ethical Considerations||p. 147|
|Eugenics on the Rise: A Report from Singapore||p. 164|
|Should One be Free to Choose the Sex of One's Child?||p. 172|
|Select Bibliography||p. 186|
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Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 14th January 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition