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Embryo experimentation : ethical, legal and social issues

Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1993, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"New developments in reproductive technology have made headlines since the birth of the world's first in vitro fertilization baby in 1978. But is embryo experimentation ethically acceptable? What is the moral status of the early human embryo? And how should a democratic society deal with so controversial an issue, where conflicting views are based on differing religious and philosophical positions? These  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Singer
ISBN: 0521435889 9780521435888 0521383595 9780521383592
OCLC Number: 28408009
Description: xvi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: An outline of scientific aspects of embryo research / Karen Dawson --
Why do research on human pre-embryos? / Alan Trounson --
A scientific examination of some speculations about continuing human pre-embryo research / Karen Dawson --
The nature of ethical argument / Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer --
Fertilization and moral status : a scientific perspective --
Segmentation and moral status : a scientific perspective / Karen Dawson --
Individuals, humans and persons : the issue of moral status / Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer --
IVF technology and the argument from potential / Peter Singer and Karen Dawson --
Arguing from potential / Stephen Buckle --
Who is the subject of research? / Beth Gaze and Karen Dawson --
Is IVF research a threat to women's autonomy? / Mary Anne Warren --
Public policy and law : possibilities and limitations / Beth Gaze --
Community control of IVF and embryo experimentation / Max Charlesworth --
IVF regulation : the search for a legal basis / Pascal Kasimba --
Self-regulation and embryo experimentation in Australia : a critique / Pascal Kasimba --
Public policy in a pluralist society / R.M. Hare --
Biological processes and moral events / Stephen Buckle --
Embryo experimentation : the path and problems of legislation in Victoria / Beth Gaze and Pascal Kasimba --
The syngamy debate : when precisely does an embryo begin? / Stephen Buckle, Karen Dawson and Peter Singer.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Singer [and others].

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Developments in reproductive technology have been news since the birth of the first in vitro fertilization baby in 1978. But, asks this book, is embryo experimentation ethically acceptable? What is  Read more...

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