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Bioscience ethics

Author: Irina Pollard
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the new ways of communicating bioscience ethics, a new but internationally recognised term coined by the author in 1994.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pollard, Irina.
Bioscience ethics.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009007322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Irina Pollard
ISBN: 0511609752 9780511609756
OCLC Number: 515541804
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 317 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Human origins, natural selection and the evolution of ethics --
Sex determination, brain sex and sexual behaviour --
Inappropriate lifestyle and congenital disability in children: basic principles of growth, toxicology, teratogenesis and mutagenesis --
Substance abuse and parenthood: biological mechanisms --
bioethical responsibilities: Behavioral variables, biological consequences; Behavioral variables, bioethical challenges --
Fertility awareness: the ovulatory method of birth control, ageing gametes and congenital malformation in children --
Understanding child abuse and its biological consequences --
The state of wellbeing: basic principles, coping strategies and individual mastery --
The state of wellbing: on the end-of-life care and euthanasia --
Current reproductive technologies: achievements and desired goals: Lifestyle, fertility and the assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs); Assisted reproduction, genetic diversity and the biology of conservation --
The recombinant DNA technologies: Genetic engineering and related technologies --
biological perspective; The Human Genome and the Human Genome Diversity Projects --
Stem cells, nuclear transfer and cloning technology --
Human-dominated ecosystems: re-evaluating environmental priorities: Population growth and economic activity --
are we overstraining our limits?; Understanding living cycles and anticipating environmental policies rather than relying on remedial measures --
Human-dominated ecosystems: reclaiming the future for following generations: Self-destructive behaviour and overexploitation of the environment; Chemical exposure, sex determination and sexual behaviour --
Human-dominated ecosystems: warfare = fitness enhancement or losing strategy? --
Human-dominated ecosystems: reworking bioethical frontiers: Global responsibility --
a transboundary détente to developmental needs and environmental preservation; Stewardship of Mother Earth --
in defense of the global commons.
Responsibility: Irina Pollard.

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