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Genetic Engineering : Science and Ethics on the New Frontier

Genetic Engineering : Science and Ethics on the New Frontier - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130910851

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ISBN13: 978-0130910851
ISBN10: 0130910856
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2001
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Genetic Engineering : Science and Ethics on the New Frontier - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130910851

Michael Boylan and Kevin E. Brown

ISBN13: 978-0130910851
ISBN10: 0130910856
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This book introduces readers to important ethical issues that arise in the realm of genetic engineering. It provides the basic science and ethical analysis necessary to assess central issues confronting our society in this emerging area of research. At the end, readers will be able to formulate their own positions on these crucial issues. Chapter topics include professional and practical principles of conduct, the biological basics, from cell to test tube, the biology of genetic therapy, the limits of science, somatic gene therapy, enhancement, cloning, and germ line therapy. For individuals interested in the formal study of biomedical ethics.

Author Bio

Boylan, Michael : Marymount University

Michael Boylan (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is professor of philosophy at Marymount University. He is the author of Basic Ethics, an essay on normative and applied ethics. He has also written or edited ten books in philosophy and has published over sixty articles.


Brown, Kevin : National Institutes of Health

Kevin Brown (M.D., Cambridge University), MRCP, FRCPath, is a Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health. He has authored or coauthored over seventy articles and has lectured widely on his work concerning the role of viruses as agents of disease and tools for gene therapy.

Table of Contents

I. SOME KEY ETHICAL PRINCIPLES.
1. Worldview and Theory Choice.
2. Professional and Practical Principles of Conduct.

II. THE SCIENCE OF GENETIC ENGINEERING.
3. Where We Are and How We Got Here.
4. The Biological Basics: Let's Start at the Beginning.
5. From Cell to Test Tube.
6. The Biology of Genetic Therapy.

III. ETHICS IN GENETIC ENGINEERING.
7. The Limits of Science.
8. Genetic Testing.
9. Somatic Gene Therapy.
10. Cloning.
11. Germ Line Therapy.
12. Where Business and Science Intersect.
Glossary of Scientific and Ethical Terms.
Index.

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