The Embryo: Scientific Discovery and Medical Ethics

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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.
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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

When does life begin? : an evolutionary genetic answer to a central ethical question 1
Jewish perspectives 21
The status and rights of the human embryo and fetus - a Catholic perspective on the unborn child 40
An Islamic perspective 53
Human embryonic stem cells 74
Stem cells as targets for gene and cell therapy 91
Ethical issues of human embryo cloning technologies for stem cell research 107
The unborn child : scientific discovery, medical and ethical dilemmas 120
Are genes our destiny? : implications and ethical limitations of genetic determinism in medicine and behavioural sciences 143
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis 166
Parental counseling in cases of ultrasonographic fetal anomalies with uncertain prognosis 202
Cross-cultural genetic counseling 223
The fetus with a treatable endocrine and metabolic disorder 236
Surgical and genetic fetal therapeutic interventions 259
Evaluating risks of drugs in pregnancy : from biology to risk perception 284
Fetal surveillance tests 291
New horizons in obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound 309
The status of the embryo under Israeli law 329
'Wrongful life' lawsuits for faulty genetic counselling : legal, ethical and policy aspects 340
The living fetus - dilemmas in treatment at the edge of viability 351
At the edge of viability : philosophical, moral and ethical aspects and proposals 371
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