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Babies by design : the ethics of genetic choice

Author: Ronald Michael Green
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We stand on the brink of unprecedented growth in our ability to understand and change the human genome. New reproductive technologies now enable parents to select some genetic traits for their children, and soon it will be possible to begin to shape ourselves as a species. Despite the loud cries of alarm that such a prospect inspires, Ronald Green argues that we will, and we should, undertake the direction of our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Michael Green
ISBN: 9780300125467 0300125461 9780300143089 0300143087
OCLC Number: 129954761
Notes: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Creating the superathlete --
2. How will we do it? --
3. Drawing lines --
4. Challenges and risks --
5. Parents : guardians or gardeners? --
6. Will we create a "genobility"? --
7. Playing God --
8. The choices ahead.
Responsibility: Ronald M. Green.
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