Ethics & Biotechnology

Ethics & Biotechnology

by Anthony Dyson, John Harris
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415091403

ISBN-13: 9780415091404

Pub. Date: 01/05/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The development of biotechnology has produced nothing short of a revolution, both in our capacity to manipulate living things from single plant cells to human nature itself, but also to manufacture brand new life forms. This power to shape and create forms of life has sometimes been described as the power to "play God" and this book is about the ethics of "playing

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The development of biotechnology has produced nothing short of a revolution, both in our capacity to manipulate living things from single plant cells to human nature itself, but also to manufacture brand new life forms. This power to shape and create forms of life has sometimes been described as the power to "play God" and this book is about the ethics of "playing God" in the field of biotechnology. International scholars cover moral dilemmas posed by biotechnology, from the smallest cells through animals to the engineering of human beings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415091404
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/05/1994
Series:
Social Ethics and Policy Ser.
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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