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Rights and liberties in the biotech age : why we need a genetic bill of rights

Author: Sheldon Krimsky; Peter Shorett
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors in this book, with their carefully reasoned calls for a genetic bill of rights, seem to me to be making a powerful conservative argument, and proposing amendments far more sensible, human, and rational than the zealotry promoted by men like More. They are assuming there is great value in human beings as we have known them, in plants and food crops as we have slowly and within clear boundaries develop  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rights and liberties in the biotech age.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2005
(OCoLC)607591803
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Krimsky; Peter Shorett
ISBN: 0742543404 9780742543409 0742543412 9780742543416
OCLC Number: 56325018
Notes: "A project of the Council for Responsible Genetics."
Description: xiii, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Genetics, "natural rights," and the preservation of biodiversity / Brian Tokar --
The right to biodiversity: a concept rooted in international law and understanding / Philip Bereano --
Life patents and democratic values / Matthew Albright --
New enclosures: why civil society and governments should look beyond life patents / Hope Shand --
Life patents undermine the exchange of technology and scientific ideas / Jonathan King and Doreen Stabinsky. Food free of genetic engineering: more than a right / Martha R. Herbert --
A right to GE-free food: the case of maize contamination / Doreen Stabinsky --
Ensuring the public's right to safe food / Richard Caplan --
Acts of self-determination and self-defense: indigenous peoples' responses to biocolonialism / Debra Harry --
Global trade and intellectual property: threats to indigenous resources / Vandana Shiva --
Indigenous peoples and traditional resource rights / Graham Dutfield --
Arguing for a right to genetic integrity / Marc Lappé --
Refocusing genomics toward the human health effects of chemically induced mutations / Sheldon Krimsky --
"Omics," toxics, and the public interest / José F. Morales --
Procreative autonomy versus eugenic and economic interests of the state / Ruth Hubbard --
A disability rights approach to eugenics / Gregor Wolbring --
Genetic privacy in the health care system / Jeroo Kotval --
Biotechnology's challenge to individual privacy / Philip Bereano --
Beyond genetic anti-discrimination legislation / Joseph S. Alper. Analyzing genetic discrimination in the workplace / Paul Steven Miller --
Disability rights and genetic discrimination / Gregor Wolbring --
A fundamental right to post-conviction DNA testing / Peter J. Neufeld and Sarah Tofte --
Forensic DNA: the criminal defendant's right to an independent expert / John Tuhey --
The perils of human developmental modification / Stuart A. Newman --
Human rights in a post-human future / Marcy Darnovsky --
Rights for fetuses and embryos? / Ruth Hubbard --
Afterword: Focusing ingenuity with human rights / Paul R. Billings --
Appendix: The Genetic Bill of Rights.
Responsibility: edited by Sheldon Krimsky and Peter Shorett.
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