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Genetics and the Quality of Life.

Author: Charles Birch; Paul Abrecht
Publisher: Kent : Elsevier Science, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genetics and the Quality of Life covers the papers and report of a consultation on Genetics and the Quality of Life, held in Zurich on June 25-29, 1973, organized by the sub-unit on Church and Society of the World Council of Churches in cooperation with the Christian Medical Commission. The book focuses on the interrelation of genetics and quality of life. The selection first elaborates on genetics and moral  Read more...
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Birch, Charles.
Genetics and the Quality of Life.
Kent : Elsevier Science, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Birch; Paul Abrecht
ISBN: 9781483279022 1483279022
OCLC Number: 1058209949
Notes: Obligations of the counselee to society.
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Genetics and the Quality of Life; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PART I: Introduction; PART II: Ethical and Political Issues Raised by Genetics; CHAPTER 1. Genetics and moral responsibility; Genetically determined debility versus socially determined debility; The case for being concerned; Reducing the burden; Ethical problems; Genetic inequality and moral responsibility; Who decides?; References; CHAPTER 2. Ethics and the new biology; Breakdown of values; The decision-makers; Some specific examples; Portents and promises. CHAPTER 3. Ethical issues raised by eugenics: an orthodox and Asian perspectiveThe question of the norm; The three existential perspectives; Ethical questions in eugenics; CHAPTER 4. Judging the social values of scientific advances; Fertilization of human ova in vitro; The public debate; Control of research?; Ethical decisions; CHAPTER 5. Ethical problems raised by genetics; Constraints imposed by genetics; Positive eugenics; Euphenics; Genetic engineering; The right to an adequate physical and mental endowment; References; CHAPTER 6. Problems raised by eugenics in Africa. CHAPTER 7. Genetic manipulation as a political issueKnowledge and power; Politics and economics; Knowledge and responsibility; PART III: Foetal Diagnosis, Abortion and Genetic Screening; CHAPTER 8. Foetal diagnosis and selective abortion: an ethical exploration; Some general technical and ethical questions; Some theological questions; References; CHAPTER 9. Ethical problems in foetal diagnosis and abortion; Risk to the mother; Risk to the foetus; Reliability of diagnosis; Genetic effects; Other aspects; References; CHAPTER 10. An ethical view of abortion; Man's dominion over nature. Man's dominion over menIntensification of moral conflicts in connection with abortion; Legislation and personal life; The Judaeo-Christian tradition and abortion; CHAPTER 11. Ethical issues in foetal diagnosis and abortion; Foetal diagnosis; Abortion; References; CHAPTER 12. Legal issues in foetal diagnosis and abortion; Foetal diagnosis and abortion: a necessary connection?; Law: mediator of conflicting interests; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 13. Genetic consequences of abortion; Genetic consequences of widespread use of abortion; Genetic consequences of selective abortion; Summary.

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Genetics and the Quality of Life covers the papers and report of a consultation on Genetics and the Quality of Life, held in Zurich on June 25-29, 1973, organized by the sub-unit on Church and Society of the World Council of Churches in cooperation with the Christian Medical Commission. The book focuses on the interrelation of genetics and quality of life. The selection first elaborates on genetics and moral responsibility and ethics and the new biology. Discussions focus on breakdown of values, genetically determined debility versus socially determined debility, ethical problems, and.

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