The Embryo: Scientific Discovery and Medical Ethics

The Embryo: Scientific Discovery and Medical Ethics

by Shraga Blazer
     
 

This book is designed to bridge the gap between scientific innovation, treating clinicians, and parents in whose unborn child a malformation was detected and who face a difficult and confusing decision-making process. All chapters were written by leading authorities and reflect the state of the art as well as the authors' personal experiences, unique perspectives, and… See more details below

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This book is designed to bridge the gap between scientific innovation, treating clinicians, and parents in whose unborn child a malformation was detected and who face a difficult and confusing decision-making process. All chapters were written by leading authorities and reflect the state of the art as well as the authors' personal experiences, unique perspectives, and predictions for developments in their fields in the near future. Specialists in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine, pediatrics and neonatology, genetics, molecular biology, philosophy, ethics and law will benefit from this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783805578028
Publisher:
Karger, S. Inc.
Publication date:
10/31/2004
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
When does life begin? : an evolutionary genetic answer to a central ethical question1
Jewish perspectives21
The status and rights of the human embryo and fetus - a Catholic perspective on the unborn child40
An Islamic perspective53
Human embryonic stem cells74
Stem cells as targets for gene and cell therapy91
Ethical issues of human embryo cloning technologies for stem cell research107
The unborn child : scientific discovery, medical and ethical dilemmas120
Are genes our destiny? : implications and ethical limitations of genetic determinism in medicine and behavioural sciences143
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis166
Parental counseling in cases of ultrasonographic fetal anomalies with uncertain prognosis202
Cross-cultural genetic counseling223
The fetus with a treatable endocrine and metabolic disorder236
Surgical and genetic fetal therapeutic interventions259
Evaluating risks of drugs in pregnancy : from biology to risk perception284
Fetal surveillance tests291
New horizons in obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound309
The status of the embryo under Israeli law329
'Wrongful life' lawsuits for faulty genetic counselling : legal, ethical and policy aspects340
The living fetus - dilemmas in treatment at the edge of viability351
At the edge of viability : philosophical, moral and ethical aspects and proposals371

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