The Genetic Revolution and Human Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 1998 / Edition 1

The Genetic Revolution and Human Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 1998 / Edition 1

by Justine Burley, Burley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192862014

ISBN-13: 9780192862013

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The world was stunned by the announcement that scientists had successfully cloned a sheep. Suddenly, questions that had seemed merely academic or better suited to science fiction became topics for public debate. Should we clone people? Is eugenics morally defensible? Should cloning be regulated, and if so, by whom? How should genetic information about particular

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The world was stunned by the announcement that scientists had successfully cloned a sheep. Suddenly, questions that had seemed merely academic or better suited to science fiction became topics for public debate. Should we clone people? Is eugenics morally defensible? Should cloning be regulated, and if so, by whom? How should genetic information about particular individuals be protected? What will be the long-term impact on cultural and racial diversity? Based on the popular Oxford Amnesty Lectures, this fascinating and thought-provoking book collects work from leaders in the field, including Hilary Putnam, Ian Wilmut (co-creator of Dolly the sheep), and Jonathan Glover. It provides an up-to-date and realistic look at many of these challenging and contentious issues. Each chapter includes an introduction to the issue by a prominent lawyer, scientist, or philosopher, and the volume features a foreword by Richard Dawkins. The Genetic Revolution and Human Rights is an invaluable guide to the potential impact of this revolutionary technology on our future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192862013
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Popular Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgements
1. Cloning People, Hilary Putnam
Why Human Cloning Should Not be Attempted, Alan Colman
2. Dolly: the Age of Biological Control, Ian Wilmut
Cloning and Individuality, R. L. Gardner
3. Who Should Have Access to Genetic Information?, Bartha Maria Knoppers
Bad Genetic Luck and Health Insurance, Justine Burley
4. Clones, Genes, and Human Rights, John Harris
Cloning and Public Policy, Ruth Deech
5. Eugenics and Human Rights, Jonathan Glover
Eugenics and Genetic Manipulation, Alan Ryan
6. Silver Spoons and Golden Genes, Hillel Steiner
Tin Genes and Compensation, Jonathan Wolff
7. A Perspective from Africa on Human Rights and Genetic Engineering, Solomon R. Benatar
Rights and Beyond, Roger Crisp
Endnotes
Index

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