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Ethical issues in the new genetics : are genes us?

Author: Brenda Almond; Michael Parker
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Are genes us? The answer to the question is yes and no. They will be if we let them would be a better response. The danger is that genetic determinism has entered the public domain and people can now claim genetics as a reason for anything. This volume addresses the ethical implications of the new genetics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Almond; Michael Parker
ISBN: 0754607232 9780754607236
OCLC Number: 50721119
Notes: APPE gift.
Description: viii, 182 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Are Genes Us? / Bryan Appleyard --
Introduction: New Genetics: the Ethical Background / Brenda Almond --
The Genetic Modification and Invention of Human Beings --
Genetic Possibilities / Ruth Chadwick --
Is There a Cost in the Choice of Genetic Enhancement? / Ainsley Newson --
The Child's Right to an Open Future and Modem Genetics / Tuija Takala --
The Fear of Playing God / Duncan Richter --
Deeply Felt Disgust --
a Devlinian Objection to Cloning Humans / Matti Hayry --
Genetic Intervention and Personal Identity / Walter Glannon --
Genetics, Determinism and Personal Identity --
Genetic Reductionism and the Concepts of Health and Disease / Tom Buller --
From Catch-Phrase to Catechism: the Central Dogma in Molecular Biology / Robyn Bluhm --
Gene Manipulation, Psychology and Molecular Biology / Maurice K.D. Schouten --
Patenting Human DNA / Andy Miah --
Personal Identity and the Protection of Mankind: Genetics and Legal Philosophy / Grigoire Kantardjian --
Genes and the Non-Human World --
Commodifying Animals: Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering of Animals / Brenda Almond --
Genetically Modified Crops and the Precautionary Principle: Is There a Case for a Moratorium? / Jonathan Hughes --
Everyday Risk and the Deliberate Release of Genetically Modified Crops / Shahrar Ali --
Public Deliberation and Private Choice in Human Genetics / Michael Parker.
Responsibility: edited by Brenda Almond, Michael Parker.
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Are genes us? The answer to the question is yes and no. They will be if we let them would be a better response. The danger is that genetic determinism has entered the public domain and people can now claim genetics as a reason for anything. This volume addresses the ethical implications of the new genetics.

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