Summary: Genetic engineering. Stem cell research. Cloning. These technologies affect our health and well-being in ways we never thought possible. This booklet uses a biblical perspective to examine the scientific and ethical issues surrounding such interventions. It is not only an informational manual to current and future developments but also a guide for informing a Christian response. Some of the questions answered in this work include "Do our genes determine who we a ...show morere?" "How can genetic information be used to help me?" "Are we 'playing God' by tampering with genes?" "Should I be in favor of stem cell research?" "Is it wrong to place human genes in an animal?" Advances in biotechnology have blessed many with longer and healthier lives, but they have also provided us with interventions and procedures that call for serious ethical evaluation. The BioBasics Series is committed to an uncompromising respect for human life that will serve as a compass through a maze of challenging questions. "As our culture collapses around us, the issues of bioethics lie at the heart of the crisis. . . . In this series these extraordinary questions are tackled with seriousness . . . and accessibility. . . . It is hard to imagine a more important set of questions or a more timely publications. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 04
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