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Bioethics and the new embryology : springboards for debate

Author: Scott F Gilbert; Anna L Tyler; Emily J Zackin
Publisher: Sunderland, MA : Sinauer Associates ; Gordonsoville [sic], VA : W.H. Freeman, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This brief textbook of human development covers the events of fertilization, gestation, and sex determination, followed by descriptions of the science of cloning, stem cells, and genome sequencing. The chapter covering the science is juxtaposed with a chapter discussing ethical questions that arise, such as when does life begin, should assisted reproductive technologies be regulated, and should parents be allowed  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott F Gilbert; Anna L Tyler; Emily J Zackin
ISBN: 0716773457 9780716773450
OCLC Number: 60321966
Description: x, 299 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Unit 1. When does human life begin? --
An overview of human development --
Philosophical, theological, and scientific arguments --
Unit 2. Should assisted reproductive technologies be regulated? --
Fertilization and assisted reproduction --
Safety and ethical issues --
Unit 3. Should we select the sex of our children? --
The genetics of sex determination --
Arguments for and against sex selection --
Unit 4. Should we allow humans to be cloned? --
The science of cloning --
Ethics and policies for human cloning --
Unit 5. Should we use stem cells to repair the body? --
Regenerating deficient organs through stem cells --
Ethical dilemmas in stem cell therapy --
Unit 6. Should we modify the human genome? --
Gene therapy --
Should we allow the genetic engineering of humans? --
Unit 7. New perspectives on old issues --
What is "normal"? --
Genetic essentialism --
The ethics of animal use in research --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Scott F. Gilbert, Anna L. Tyler, Emily J. Zackin.

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Our ability to alter the course of human development ranks among the most significant changes in modern science. We can choose the sex of our children in advance, and could potentially prevent  Read more...

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