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Germ-Line Intervention and Our Responsibilities to Future Generations

Author: Emmanuel Agius; Salvino Busuttil
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1998.
Series: Philosophy and medicine, 55.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In contemporary ethical discussion widespread concern about the potential risks of genetic engineering is raising new and fundamental questions about our responsibilities towards unborn generations. Newly acquired knowledge in genetic engineering techniques has brought about not only potential benefits but also immense risks for the well-being of both present and future generations. This book raises a number of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel Agius; Salvino Busuttil
ISBN: 9789401151498 9401151490
OCLC Number: 851367931
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 177 pages).
Contents: I / From Laboratory to Germ-Line Therapy --
Screening for Genetic Diseases: What Are the Moral Constraints? --
The Moral Status of the Human Genome --
II / The Concept of Human Nature: Theological and Secular Perspectives --
The Zen World and the Mental Genes --
Moral Reasoning in Bioethics and Posterity --
Redesigning the Human Genome: Are There Constraints from Nature? --
Human Nature Genetically Re-engineered: Moral Responsibilities to Future Generations --
III / Genetic Interventions and The Common Heritage View --
Patenting Life: Our Responsibilities to Present and Future Generations --
Should We Treat the Human Germ-line as a Global Human Resource? --
IV / Social Responsibilities of Geneticists Toward Future Generations --
Germ-line Engineering as the Eugenics of the Future --
Guardianship by Peer Review in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology --
Are We Our Descendants' Keepers? --
The Unknowable Effects of Genetic Interventions on Future Generations (Or, Who Guards the Genetic Engineers in Democratic Republics?) --
Homo Propheticus --
Notes on Contributors.
Series Title: Philosophy and medicine, 55.
Responsibility: edited by Emmanuel Agius, Salvino Busuttil.

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In contemporary ethical discussion widespread concern about the potential risks of genetic engineering is raising new and fundamental questions about our responsibilities towards unborn generations.

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