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The Ethics of Genetic Engineering

(Book - 2005 )
The Ethics of Genetic Engineering
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As the field of genetic engineering continues to develop, a host of new ethical dilemmas are created. Many ethicists believe that it is our moral duty to pursue the new genetic technologies for the benefit of mankind. Others see this tinkering with nature as ethically unacceptable. This text debates the central issues of genetic modification, including human cloning, genetically modified foods and altering the genes of our descendants.
Title: The ethics of genetic engineering
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2005
Characteristics: 140 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Maurya Siedler, book editor
Contents: An overview of the ethical debates in genetic engineering / Desmond S.T. Nicholl
Genetic engineering has many benefits for society / Biotechnology Industry Organization
Genetic engineering will be used for destructive purposes / John Gray
Human germ line engineering is unethical / Richard Hayes
Agricultural biotechnology provides many benefits worldwide / Maureen A. Mackey and Charles R. Santerre
Agricultural biotechnology companies sacrifice the environment for economic gain / Sonja A. Schmitz
Cloning humans is ethical / Ronald M. Green
Cloning humans is unethical / President's Council on Bioethics
Embryonic stem cell research is ethical / Michael D. West
Embryonic stem cell research is not ethical / Dennis P. Hollinger
More legislation is needed to regulate the genetic engineering of animals / Andrew B. Perzigian
Additional Contributors: Siedler, Maurya
ISBN: 9780737723700
0737723718
073772370X
Branch Call Number: 174.957 E84 2005
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 132-136) and index
Subject Headings: Genetic engineering Moral and ethical aspects
Topical Term: Genetic engineering
LCCN: 2004042517
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