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The Genetic Revolution and Human Rights - In Support of Amnesty International

di Burley  • 1999  • dettagli prodotto

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Are eugenics practices morally defensible? Who should have access to genetic information about particular individuals? What dangers for cultural and racial diversity do developments in genetics pose? And how should scientific research be regulated and by whom? These are some of the questions addressed in this book, which comprises the 1998 Oxford Amnesty Lectures. The lecturers are all respected in their specific field, including Hilary Putnam, Ian Wilmut (co-creator of 'Dolly' the sheep), and Jonathan Glover. Each lecture is proceeded by a discussion article written by prominent lawyers, scientists, and philosophers, and a foreword has been written by Richard Dawkins. Fascinating and thought-provoking, this book is essential reading for all those interested in the future of genetics and humankind.Table of ContentsContributors Acknowledgements 1 Cloning People 1Why Human Cloning Should not be Attempted 142 Dolly: The Age of Biological Control 19Cloning and Individuality 293 Who Should have Access to Genetic Information? 39Bad Genetic Luck and Health Insurance 544 Clones, Genes, and Human Rights 61Cloning and Public Policy 955 Eugenics and Human Rights 101Eugenics and Genetic Manipulation 1256 Silver Spoons and Golden Genes 133Tin Genes and Compensation 1517 A Perspective from Africa on Human Rights and Genetic Engineering 159Rights and Beyond 190Endnotes 194Index 217


ISBN: 0192862014

Titolo: The Genetic Revolution and Human Rights - In Support of Amnesty International


Editore: Oxford University Press

Volume: Unico

Edizione: 1999

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina flessibile

Misure: 13x20 cm

Pagine: 248