Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution / Edition 1

Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution / Edition 1

by Robin Marantz Henig
     
 

This is the highly acclaimed book by Robin Marantz Henig about the early days of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the ethical and legal battles waged in the 1970s, as well as the scientific advances that eventually changed the public perception of "test tube babies." Published in paperback for the first time, this timely and provocative book brilliantly

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Overview

This is the highly acclaimed book by Robin Marantz Henig about the early days of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the ethical and legal battles waged in the 1970s, as well as the scientific advances that eventually changed the public perception of "test tube babies." Published in paperback for the first time, this timely and provocative book brilliantly presents the scientific and ethical dilemmas in the ongoing debate over what it means to be human in a technological age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879698096
Publisher:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Series:
Science & Society Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Robin Marantz Henig is the author of seven books. Her most recent, The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Monster in a Test Tube1
Part 1Ex Ovo Omnia
1.Room Temperature19
2.The Dance of Love26
3.Laughingstock56
4.Out of Control64
5.Fits and Starts78
6.Laboratory Ghouls87
Part 2The Modern Prometheus
7.Toward Happily Ever After95
8.Baby Dreams104
9.Science on Hold118
10.The First One133
11.A Baby Clone142
12.Hang On150
Part 3Test Tube Death Trial
13.Fooling Mother Nature155
14.Pandora's Baby170
15.Normality173
16.Prometheus Unbound177
17.Verdict193
Part 4Not Meant to Be Known
18.Right to Life201
19.Opening Pandora's Box217
20.Tables Turned229
21.From Monstrous to Mundane233
22.Pandora's Clone245
23.Mixed Blessings261
Notes269
Selected Readings303
Acknowledgments308
Index310

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