Bioethics and the Law

Bioethics and the Law

by George P. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819191779

ISBN-13: 9780819191779

Pub. Date: 01/15/2002

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

This book tackles the major issues of what has been loosely named 'The New Biology.' Contemporary advances in biotechnology and medical science are creating untold opportunities for not only biological or human engineering, but eugenic advancement as well as preconceptual and prenatal diagnosis-through genetic screening-of genetic diseases. While these new

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This book tackles the major issues of what has been loosely named 'The New Biology.' Contemporary advances in biotechnology and medical science are creating untold opportunities for not only biological or human engineering, but eugenic advancement as well as preconceptual and prenatal diagnosis-through genetic screening-of genetic diseases. While these new technologies have the ability to shape life even before it begins, they sadly often prolong it past the time it should have a dignified ending. George P. Smith discusses the challenges and the socio-legal, ethical, medical, philosophical, and political constructs involved in the decision making process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819191779
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/15/2002
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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