Crafting a Cloning Policy: From Dolly to Stem Cells

Crafting a Cloning Policy: From Dolly to Stem Cells

by Andrea L. Bonnicksen

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Overview

Crafting a Cloning Policy: From Dolly to Stem Cells by Andrea L. Bonnicksen

This book looks at the what kinds of policies were developed to address advances in cloning technology in the U.S. after Dolly. The broader question Bonnicksen addresses is the extent to which we are willing to regulate new genetic technologies and how such regulation happens.
This book is at the nexus of policy and bioethics. Bioethicists and ethical issues play a large role in her story (esp. the National BIoethics Advisory Committee), as do the interest groups and players usually examined in the political science literature--government agencies, state and federal courts, legislatures, private groups (e.g., medical/professional associations).
She concludes that the U.S. has a large trust in scientific developments, difficulty in reaching ethical concensus, and a pluralistic, free-market, individualist mindset that all shape a cautious approach to regulating medical technologies. There is one comparative chapter that also looks at the UK, Canada, and Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878403714
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Andrea L. Bonnicksen is professor, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. She is the author of two books, including In Vitro Fertilization: Building Policy from Laboratories to Legislatures, and co-editor with Robert Blank of three books, including Setting Allocation Priorities: Genetic and Reproductive Technologies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Underpinnings of Policy Development

3. Attempts to Legislate: U.S. Congress, 1997

4. The Politics of Reproductive Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer, 1998

5. The Politics of Therapeutic Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer, 1999

6. Administrative Oversight: Food and Drug Administration

7. Oversight through Federal Research Funding

8. State Legislatures and State and Federal Courts

9. Cross-National and International Oversight

10. Toward Responsible Policymaking

What People are Saying About This

Mark S. Frankel

Bonnicksen's analysis of cloning reveals why a nation so rich in its scientific accomplishments is unable to craft effective policy in the face of rapid advances in biomedical science. But the seeds of such policy are present, and she offers us some well-thought-out ideas on how to draw from the strengths of our system. Whether you are interested in the politics of cloning or science policy more broadly, this is a must read.

From the Publisher

"If only we could clone Andrea Bonnicksen! She has produced a lucid, close-grained political history of the cloning debate in the U.S., culminating in an insightful analysis of the real options now open to American policymakers.... all involved should stop and read this book." -- Eric Juengst, associate professor of bioethics, Case Western Reserve University

"Bonnicksen's analysis of cloning reveals why a nation so rich in its scientific accomplishments is unable to craft effective policy in the face of rapid advances in biomedical science. But the seeds of such policy are present, and she offers us some well-thought-out ideas on how to draw from the strengths of our system. Whether you are interested in the politics of cloning or science policy more broadly, this is a must read." -- Mark S. Frankel, director of the Scientific Freedom, Responsibility, and Law Program, the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Eric Juengst

If only we could clone Andrea Bonnicksen! She has produced a lucid, close-grained political history of the cloning debate in the U.S., culminating in an insightful analysis of the real options now open to American policymakers.... all involved should stop and read this book.

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