A Companion to Genethics / Edition 1

A Companion to Genethics / Edition 1

by Justine Burley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405120282

ISBN-13: 9781405120289

Pub. Date: 08/02/2004

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

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:
9781405120289
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/02/2004
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series, #65
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.58(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction : Justine Burley (University of Manchester and Exeter College, Oxford) and John Harris (University of Manchester).

1. Stem cells: C.N. Svendsen (University of Cambridge).

2. Gene therapy for neurological disorders: P.R. Lowenstein (Gene Therapeutics Institute).

3. Cloning in biology and medicine: Ian Wilmut (Roslin Institute)Genetics of old age: Thomas B.L. Kirkwood (University of Newcastle).

4. The ethical legacy of Nazi medical war crimes: Paul Weindling (Oxford Bookes University).

5. Biotechnology and animals: Bernard E. Rollin (Colorado State University).

6. The role of informed consent in genetic experimentation: SørenHolm (University of Oslo).

7. Testing children and adolescents: Dorothy Wertz (University of Massachusetts).

8. Genetic testing of children: Lainie Friedman Ross (University of Chicago).

9. Mapping the human genome and "Monster Mythology": George J. Annas (Boston University).

10. The moral status of the gene: Mary Anne Warren (San Francisco State University).

11. The ethical use of human embryonic stem cells in research and therapy: John Harris (University of Manchester).

12. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and embryo selection: Bonnie Steinbock (State University of New York at Albany).

13. Individual autonomy and genetic choice: Matthew Clayton (Brunel University).

14. Cloning and public policy: Ruth Macklin (Albert Einstein College of Medicine).

15. Sex-selection: The feminist response: Diemut Bubeck (London School of Economics).

16. Creating perfect people: Philip Kitcher (Columbia University).

17. Genetics and personal identity: Carol Rovane (Columbia University).

18. Genetic determinism and gene selection: Richard Dawkins (University of Oxford and New College).

19. The "Darwin Wars" and the human self image: Janet Radcliffe Richards (University College London.

20. Religion and Gene Therapy: Gerald McKenny (Rice University).

21. ‘Race', genetics and human difference: Hussein Kassim (University of London).

22. Self-ownership, begetting and germ-line information: Hillel Steiner (University of Manchester).

23. Justice, genetics and lifestyles: Inez de Beaufort (Erasmus University).

24. Commercial exploitation of the human genome: Ruth Chadwick (Lancaster University) and Adam Hedgecoe (University College London).

25. Forensic DNA typing: David Wasserman (University of Maryland).

26. Privacy and genetics: Madison Powers (Georgetown University).

27. DNA banking: Bartha Maria Knoppers (University of Montreal).

28. Genetic difference in the workplace: Michael Yesley (Los Alamos National Laboratory).

29. The insurance market and discriminatory practices: Tom Sorell (University of Ethics).

30. Legal and ethical issues in biotechnology patenting: Pilar Ossorio (American Medical Association.

31. Patented genes: Mark Sagoff (University of Maryland, College Park).

32. Property, patents, and genetic material: Stephen Munzer (University of California, Los Angeles).

33. Genetic screening from a public health perspective: Scott Burris (Temple University) and Lawrence Gostin (Georgetown University).

Afterword: Sir David Weatherall (University of Oxford).

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