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Engineering the Human Germline: An Exploration of the Science and Ethics of Altering the Genes We Pass to Our Children / Edition 1
     

Engineering the Human Germline: An Exploration of the Science and Ethics of Altering the Genes We Pass to Our Children / Edition 1

by Gregory Stock, John Campbell
 

ISBN-10: 0195133021

ISBN-13: 9780195133028

Pub. Date: 02/03/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This accessible and challenging book looks beyond the immediate question of cloning to the broader questions of using genetic engineering to alter the evolution of the human species. The book covers both the hands-on scientific details and the many ethical and social concerns. It includes a discussion of recent successes in cloning large animals and examines the

Overview

This accessible and challenging book looks beyond the immediate question of cloning to the broader questions of using genetic engineering to alter the evolution of the human species. The book covers both the hands-on scientific details and the many ethical and social concerns. It includes a discussion of recent successes in cloning large animals and examines the implications for medicine and for our future. Contributors include many of the world leaders in the field: Lee Hood, French Anderson, Mario Capecchi, Dan
Koshland, Michael Rose, Lee Silver, and James Watson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195133028
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/03/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction: An Evolutionary Perspective
I. THE REALITIES OF HUMAN GERMLINE ENGINEERING
A Vision for Practical Human Germline Engineering, John Campbell and Gregory Stock
The Human Genome Project—Launch Pad for Human Genetic Engineering, Leroy Hood
Ethics and Safety, Daniel Koshland, Jr.
Human Germline Gene Therapy: How and Why, Mario R. Capecchi
A New Front in the Battle against Disease, W. French Anderson
Aging as a Target for Genetic Engineering, Michael R. Rose
Reprogenetics: How Reproductive and Genetic Technologies Will Be Combined to Provide New Opportunities for People to Reach Their Reproductive Goals, Lee M. Silver
II. THE ROAD AHEAD
A Panel Discussion, John Campbell et al.
III. OTHER VOICES
Beyond the Issue of Safety, Glenn McGee et al.
Long-Term Possibilities and Dangers, Alex Mauron et al.
Regulation and Jurisdiction, Darryl Macer and Lloyd Cohen
Appendix: Select Questions from the Public to Participants in the "Engineering the Human Germline" Symposium
Notes
Glossary
Index

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