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The Ethics of Inheritable Genetic Modification
A Dividing Line?

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Peter Singer, John E. J. Rasko, Gabrielle M. O'Sullivan, Rachel A. Ankeny, Douglas J. Jolly, Rudolf Jaenisch, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Denis Kenny, Françoise Baylis, Jason Scott Robert, Eric T. Juengst, Rosemarie Tong, Jackie Leach Scully, Isabel Karpin, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Joan A. Scott, Roberta M. Berry
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  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521529730

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  • Is inheritable genetic modification the new dividing line in gene therapy? The editors of this searching investigation, representing clinical medicine, public health and biomedical ethics, have established a distinguished team of scientists and scholars to address the issues from the perspectives of biological and social science, law and ethics, including an intriguing Foreword from Peter Singer. Their purpose is to consider how society might deal with the ethical concerns raised by inheritable genetic modification, and to re-examine prevailing views about whether these procedures will ever be ethically and socially justifiable. The book also provides background to define the field, and discusses the biological and technological potential for inheritable genetic modification, its limitations, and its connection with gene therapy, cloning, and other reproductive interventions. For scientists, bioethicists, clinicians, counsellors and public commentators, this is an essential contribution to one of the critical debates in current genetics.

    • Experts from medicine, law, ethics and social science explore a key debate in current genetics
    • Tackles head on the arguments for and against genetic engineering
    • Suitable for course use and as supplementary reading
    • Provides the essential background from biomedical and social science
    • Extended foreword by Peter Singer, author of the bestselling Practical Ethics
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    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521529730
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.564kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Forward: shopping at the genetic supermarket Peter Singer
    1. Is Inheritable genetic modification the new dividing line? John E. J. Rasko, Gabrielle M. O'Sullivan and Rachel A. Ankeny
    2. The science of inheritable genetic modification John E. J. Rasko and Douglas J. Jolly
    3. Nuclear cloning, embryonic stem cells, and gene transfer Rudolf Jaenisch
    4. Controlling bodies and creating monsters: popular perceptions of genetic modifications Christoph Rehmann-Sutter
    5. Inheritable genetic modification as moral responsibility in a creative universe Denis Kenny
    6. Ethics and welfare issues in animal genetic modification Gabrielle M. O'Sullivan
    7. Radical rupture: exploring biological sequelae of volitional inheritable genetic modification Françoise Baylis and Jason Scott Robert
    8. Altering the human species? Misplaced essentialism in science policy Eric T. Juengst
    9. Traditional and feminist bioethical perspectives on gene transfer: is inheritable genetic modification really the problem? Rosemarie Tong
    10. Inheritable genetic modification and disability: normality and identity Jackie Leach Scully
    11. Regulating inheritable genetic modification, or policing the fertile scientific imagination? A feminist legal response Isabel Karpin and Roxanne Mykitiuk
    12. Inheritable genetic modification: clinical applications and genetic counseling considerations Joan A. Scott
    13. Can bioethics speak to politics about the prospect of inheritable genetic modification? If so, what might it say? Roberta M. Berry
    Glossary John E. J. Rasko, Gabrielle M. O'Sullivan and Rachel A. Ankeny
    Index.

  • Editors

    John Rasko, University of Sydney

    Gabrielle O'Sullivan, University of Sydney

    Rachel Ankeny, University of Sydney

    Contributors

    Peter Singer, John E. J. Rasko, Gabrielle M. O'Sullivan, Rachel A. Ankeny, Douglas J. Jolly, Rudolf Jaenisch, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Denis Kenny, Françoise Baylis, Jason Scott Robert, Eric T. Juengst, Rosemarie Tong, Jackie Leach Scully, Isabel Karpin, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Joan A. Scott, Roberta M. Berry

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