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Unnatural selection : the challenges of engineering tomorrow's people

Author: Peter Healey; Steve Rayner
Publisher: London, UK : Earthscan, 2009.
Series: Science in society series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The whole idea of human enhancement divides people. cautious emphasize the dangers of the techniques themselves and the social and political consequences of allowing individual choice and commercial interests to prevail. enthusiasts point out that humans have always striven to enhance human capabilities and extend lifespan. isn't it unethical not to seek to improve on nature? this book deepens the debate with  Read more...
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Unnatural selection.
London, UK : Earthscan, 2009
(DLC) 2008036282
(OCoLC)228374363
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Healey; Steve Rayner
ISBN: 9781461911166 1461911168 9781849773669 1849773661
OCLC Number: 406178173
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 273 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Contents; List of Figures and Tables; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Part I Introduction; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Radical Evolution: An Overview of the Near Future; Part II One World or Several?; Chapter 3 Tomorrow's People, Today's Challenges; Chapter 4 Personality Enhancement and Transfer; Chapter 5 On 'Life-Enhancing' Technologies and the Democratic Discourse: A South Asian Perspective; Part III The Nature of Human Natures; Chapter 6 Beyond Human Nature; Chapter 7 Are Disabled People Human?; Chapter 8 Biotechnology and its Spiritual Opposition; Part IV Longer? Chapter 9 Understanding Global AgeingChapter 10 The Ageing Process: An Evolution in Our Understanding; Chapter 11 Postponing Ageing: Re-identifying the Experts; Chapter 12 In Pursuit of the Longevity Dividend; Chapter 13 From Ageing Research to Preventive Medicine: Pathways and Obstacles; Part V Stronger?; Chapter 14 Engineering Challenges to Regenerative Medicine; Chapter 15 Longevity and Regeneration; Chapter 16 Augmenting Hu.
Series Title: Science in society series.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Healey and Steve Rayner.
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