The New Biology: Law, Ethics, and Biotechnology / Edition 1

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Based on lectures delivered throughout Australia in 1984. Smith, an advocate of engines and genetic engineering, discusses the legal and ethical aspects of such topics as family planning and procreational autonomy, organ procurement and transplant, cryonic suspension, suicide, and AIDS. A chapter examines a case to determine the legal status of frozen embryos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306431876
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 8/1/1989
  • Edition description: 1989
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Biotechnology: The Challenges and the Opportunities.- 2 Law, Science, and the New Biology.- 3 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Conundrums at the Edge of Life.- 4 The Contemporary Influence of Genetics and Eugenics in Family Planning.- 5 Organ Procurement and Transplantation: The Scope of the Problem.- 6 El Dorado and the Promise of Cryonic Suspension.- 7 AIDS: The Private and the Public Dilemmas.- 8 Noble Death, Rational Suicide, or Self-Determination.- 9 Procreational Autonomy: Values Gone Awry?.- 10 The Case of the Orphan Embryos.- 11 Science, Religion, and the New Biology.- Epilogue: Rome Speaks.- Notes.

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