New Genetic Medicine / Edition 1

New Genetic Medicine / Edition 1

by Thomas A. Shannon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742531716

ISBN-13: 9780742531710

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Since the 1970s, the interrelated areas of medical genetics and biotechnology have developed dramatically and afforded increased control over the design of living organisms. From the very beginning, controversies over these techniques and their applications to plants, animals, and humans have raged in many disciplines—including science, philosophy, ethics, and

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Since the 1970s, the interrelated areas of medical genetics and biotechnology have developed dramatically and afforded increased control over the design of living organisms. From the very beginning, controversies over these techniques and their applications to plants, animals, and humans have raged in many disciplines—including science, philosophy, ethics, and religion. This book brings together the seminal essays of two leading Catholic moral theologians—Thomas Shannon and James Walter—in an effort to identify the key ethical and theological questions raised by the new genetic medicine. What is unique about this book is that it specifically and directly brings modern genetics and the Roman Catholic theological and ethical tradition into dialogue. While the authors argue that the Catholic tradition has much to offer in putting this current scientific revolution into perspective, they well understand the need to avoid merely repeating the tradition in favor of bringing the best of the tradition to bear on the precise questions posed by modern genetic technology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742531710
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Theological Issues in Genetics Chapter 2 thical Issues in Genetics Chapter 3 Catholic Reflections on the Human Genome Project Chapter 4 Reflections on the Moral Status of the Pre-embryo Chapter 5 Human Nature in a Post-Genomic World Chapter 6 Human Gene Transfer: Some Theological Contributions to the Ethi-cal Debate Chapter 7 Human Cloning: Religious and Ethical Issues Chapter 8 Human Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Chapter 9 Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Therapy: From the Micro to the Macro Chapter 10 The Bioengineering of Planet Earth: Some Scientific, Moral and Theological Considerations

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