The Cloning Sourcebook
A distinguished collection of papers by leading scientists and bioethicists on the science and social issues related to large-animal cloning. The book details the prospective medical benefits for development of pharmaceuticals in transgenic animals and of organs for xenotransplants, and the implications for the possibility of human cloning. It provides a thorough, authoritative assessment and explanation of what has been done, including recent animal cloning, and what the possibilities are for this new fascinating science.
- 01 Dec 2003
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
"This is not, as the title might imply, a do-it-yourself manual but rather a book of opinion. It starts with the transcript of an interview, conducted by the editor, with the leading members of the Roslin team that cloned Dolly and Polly. They explain their motivation and disclaim any intention of becoming involved in cloning humans. There are then two fairly brief but well-referenced review chapters by Anthony Perry and Steen Willadsen on the development of the techniques of mammalian nuclear transfer that made cloning possible. The following 22 chapters express opinions, mainly about the ethics and possible regulation of human reproductive cloning. The contributors include a sprinkling of scientists, lawyers and administration but are predominantly bioethicists. In summary, this is an interesting and provocative book, with some value in displaying current ethical confusion."--Genetical Research"Are scientists playing God? Can a human being be cloned? If so, what are the ethic