Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness / Edition 1

Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness / Edition 1

by Leon Kass
     
 

This clear, concise, and groundbreaking report examines the reach, and potential, of biotechnology in every aspect of our daily life. Healthy children, superior physical performance, age longevity, overall happiness—our desires and the emerging means to fulfill them raise a host of ethical challenges. Accompanied by a foreword by Leon R. Kass, an introduction

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This clear, concise, and groundbreaking report examines the reach, and potential, of biotechnology in every aspect of our daily life. Healthy children, superior physical performance, age longevity, overall happiness—our desires and the emerging means to fulfill them raise a host of ethical challenges. Accompanied by a foreword by Leon R. Kass, an introduction by renowned columnist William Safire, and additional comments from member scientists on the President's Council on Bioethics, this report considers those possibilities in all their breadth and complexity.

“Most government reports . . . are guaranteed to put you to sleep at night. This one will keep you awake.”—Alan Murray, Wall Street Journal

“Draws attention to the power of commercial enterprise to shape people’s desires.”—Nicolas Wade, New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932594058
Publisher:
Dana Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Bioethics and scientific process : cautions about debates involving ethics and science
Introduction
1Biotechnology and the pursuit of happiness1
2Better children30
3Superior performance115
4Ageless bodies179
5Happy souls230
6"Beyond therapy" : general reflections309

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