A Companion to Genethics / Edition 1

A Companion to Genethics / Edition 1

by Justine Burley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631206981

ISBN-13: 9780631206989

Pub. Date: 03/11/2002

Publisher: Wiley

A Companion to Genethics is the first substantial study of the multifaceted dimensions of the genetic revolution and its philosophical, ethical, social and political significance.

  • Brings together the best and most influential writing about the ethics of genetics;
  • Includes 33 newly-commissioned essays, all written by prominent figures in the field;
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    Overview

    A Companion to Genethics is the first substantial study of the multifaceted dimensions of the genetic revolution and its philosophical, ethical, social and political significance.

  • Brings together the best and most influential writing about the ethics of genetics;
  • Includes 33 newly-commissioned essays, all written by prominent figures in the field;
  • Shows how there is scarcely a part of our lives left unaffected by the impact of the new genetics.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780631206989
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    03/11/2002
    Series:
    Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series
    Pages:
    508
    Product dimensions:
    7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.62(d)

    Table of Contents

    List of Contributorsviii
    Forewordxiv
    Acknowledgmentsxvi
    Introduction1
    Part IGenetics: Setting the Scene
    1Stem Cells7
    2Gene Therapy for Neurological Disorders: New Therapies or Human Experimentation?18
    3Cloning in Biology and Medicine: Clinical Opportunities and Ethical Concerns33
    4The Genetics of Old Age43
    Part IIGenetic Research
    5The Ethical Legacy of Nazi Medical War Crimes: Origins, Human Experiments, and International Justice53
    6Biotechnology and Animals: Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering and Cloning70
    7The Role of Informed Consent in Genetic Experimentation82
    8Testing Children and Adolescents92
    9Genetic Testing of Children: Who Should Consent?114
    10Mapping the Human Genome and the Meaning of "Monster Mythology"127
    Part IIIGene Manipulation and Gene Selection
    11The Moral Status of the Gene147
    12The Ethical Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Research and Therapy158
    13Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Embryo Selection175
    14Individual Autonomy and Genetic Choice191
    15Cloning and Public Policy206
    16Sex Selection: The Feminist Response216
    17Creating Perfect People229
    Part IVGenotype, Phenotype, and Justice
    18Genetics and Personal Identity245
    19Genetic Determinism and Gene Selectionism253
    20The Darwin Wars and the Human Self-image271
    21Religion and Gene Therapy: The End of One Debate, the Beginning of Another287
    22"Race," Genetics, and Human Difference302
    23Self-ownership, Begetting, and Germline Information317
    24Justice, Genetics, and Lifestyles325
    25Commercial Exploitation of the Human Genome334
    Part VEthics, Law, and Policy
    26Forensic DNA Typing349
    27Privacy and Genetics364
    28DNA Banking: A Retrospective-prospective379
    29Genetic Difference in the Workplace387
    30The Insurance Market and Discriminatory Practices398
    31Legal and Ethical Issues in Biotechnology Patenting408
    32Are Genes Inventions? An Ethical Analysis of Gene Patents420
    33Property, Patents, and Genetic Material438
    34Genetic Screening from a Public Health Perspective: Three "Ethical" Principles455
    Afterword465
    Index470

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