Clones, Genes and Immortality

Clones, Genes and Immortality : Ethics and Genetics

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What is cloning and why is the idea of it so disturbing? Why has the birth of "Dolly" the sheep provoked such furious debate through the world? In a retitled and revised edition of his "Wonderwoman and Superman", John Harris looks at the ethical issues surrounding the revolution in biology which has provided scientists with an unprecedented ability to control human evolution. From designer babies to genetic screening by employers, his book provides a stimulating introduction to the present concerns about the rapid pace of developments in human biotechnology.show more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 129.5 x 196.3 x 18mm | 217.73g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • notes, index
  • 0192880802
  • 9780192880802

About John Harris

John Harris is the Sir David Alliance Professor of Bioethics and joint founder of the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy at the University of Manchester. He was a member of the Ethics Committee of the British Medical Association 1991-97, one of the founder directors of the International Association of Bioethics, a founder member of the Board of the journal Bioethics, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Ethics. He frequently appears on radio and television both in the UK and abroad, and has acted as Ethical Consultant to national and international bodies and corporations, including the European Parliament, World Health Organization, and European Commission. He is the series editor of Social Ethics and Policy (Routledge), and is the founder and General Editor of a major new series of books for OUP entitled Issues in Biomedical Ethics.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. 1: The Art of the Possible. 2: Research on Embryos. 3: Origins and Terminuses. 4: The Wrong of Wrongful Life. 5: Human Resources. 6: Commercial Exploitation. 7: Wonderwoman and Superman. 8: Changing the World. 9: The New Breed. 10: Screening and Discrimination. 11: Record Breaking. Notes: . Further Reading. Indexshow more

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"The social and ethical questions raised by the new biotechnology are enormous. John Harris has written the first book to tackle these issues in a comprehensive and positive way." --New Statesmanshow more

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