Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering : Science and Ethics on the New Frontier

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For courses in Medical and Applied Ethics.This text introduces students to important ethical issues that arise in the realm of genetic engineering. It provides the basic science and ethical analysis necessary to assess central issues confronting our society in this emerging area of research. At the end, students will be able to formulate their own positions on these crucial issues.show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 244.94g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130910856
  • 9780130910851

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"Genetic Engineering: Science and Ethics on the New Frontier" is a book that combines cutting-edge science and original, insightful ethical analysis on one of the defining problems of our age. Boylan expands and develops his worldview ethical theory, and Brown sets out the new biology in precise and readable language. This book is both a primer o n the current science and a thoughtful exposition into the ethical implications of these new discoveries upon our lives. Within this book's modest parameters are: An introduction to relevant ethical conceptsA miniature textbook in microbiologyAn exposition on the limits of scienceAn integrated discussion of ethics and biology on the central issues of the currant research"Genetic Engineering: Science and Ethics on the New Frontier" is the fifth book in the series, Basic Ethics in Action (a major new undertaking by Prentice Hall covering: Social and Political Philosophy. Medical Ethics, Business Ethics, and Environmental Ethics.)show more

About Michael Boylan

Michael Boylan (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is professor of philosophy at Marymount University. He is the author of Basic Ethics, an essay on normative and applied ethics. He has also written or edited ten books in philosophy and has published over sixty articles. Kevin Brown (M.D., Cambridge University), MRCP, FRCPath, is a Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health. He has authored or co-authored over seventy articles and has lectured widely on his work concerning the role of viruses as agents of disease and tools for gene therapy.show more

Table of contents

I. BASIC ETHICS. 1. Worldview and Theory Choice. 2. Professional and Practical Principles of Conduct. II. THE SCIENCE OF GENETIC ENGINEERING. 3. Where We Are and How We Got Here. 4. The Biological Basics. 5. From Cell to Test Tube. 6. The Biology of Genetic Therapy. III. ETHICS IN GENETIC ENGINEERING. 7. The Limits of Science. 8. Genetic Testing and Screening. 9. Somatic Gene Therapy. 10. Cloning. 11. Germ-Line Therapy. 12. Where Business and Science Intersect. Glossary of Scientific and Ethical Terms. Index.show more

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