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Bioethics (All That Matters)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – June 2012
A couple lose two children to a rare genetic disease. They allow researchers to use their dead children's tissue to advance scientific understanding. They later discover that the researchers have patented the gene coding for the disease and increased the price of testing for other families. The law ruled there was nothing the couple could do.

Ethical dilemmas such as these are becoming increasingly common as scientific advances in biotechnology outstrip the ability of the law and wider society to keep pace with them. This is where bioethics comes in: it helps untangle some of these knotty problems on the cutting edge of biological science. Donna Dickenson's All That Matters: Bioethics argues that although we are entering new territory, that doesn't mean we have to jettison all our existing moral sense. By discussing a wide range of real-life cases, her books equips the reader with the tools to make up his or her own mind in the debate.

She tackles questions such as: Should scientists be allowed to get on with research with minimal regulation, as free-market enthusiasts believe? How can we get beyond the tabloid scaremongering about 'Frankenstein science' and hype about gene therapy? Is it reasonable to take out a patent on life?

The positive message of the book is that good science and good ethics aren't necessarily contradictory.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781444155808
ISBN-10: 1444155806
Pagini: 156
Dimensiuni: 127 x 175 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.23 kg
Editura: McGraw-Hill
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Notă biografică

Professor Donna Dickenson is one of the world's leading authorities in Bioethics. Her academic career spans 40 years and includes over 20 books. She is Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of London and holds honorary posts at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford. She won the 'International Spinoza Lens Award' in 2006 for her campaigning work.

Cuprins

1. Should we do whatever science lets us do? 2. 'Girls! Sell your eggs and enjoy the nightlife of Chennai!' 3. Designer babies, transhumans and lesser mortals 4. Are genes us? 5. 'Could you pattern the sun?' 6. Snowflakes, techno-coolies and the tooth fairy: some wonders of stem cell science 7. Sacrificial lambs and professional guinea pigs: a bestiary of research bioethics 8. God, Mammon and biotechnology

Recenzii

A thoughtful, intelligent, highly readable work written by someone with impeccable credentials -- Financial Times on Body Shopping This book provides an accessible and readable introduction. This is a timely and provocative read that will challenge the reader to produce his (or more likely her) own counterarguments. -- Soren Holm, Times Higher Education 20120809 'She is good on many of the issues.' -- Guardian Book Blog 20120824 A highly accessible guide to the ethical implications of biotechnology for the well-designed and edited All That Matters series... Dickenson defuses jargon and makes history compelling. -- Biopolitical Times 20121213 Dickenson manages to combine a wealth of fact and opinion alike into one bite-sized digest. The text also poses some interesting questions that transcend medical, legal and philosophical boundaries. This is a thought-provoking book that stimulates much further consideration after reading. -- BioNews 20121126

A thoughtful, intelligent, highly readable work written by someone with impeccable credentials -- Financial Times on Body Shopping This book provides an accessible and readable introduction. -- Soren Holm, Times Higher Education 20120809

A thoughtful, intelligent, highly readable work written by someone with impeccable credentials -- Financial Times on Body Shopping This book provides an accessible and readable introduction. -- Soren Holm, Times Higher Education 20120809 'She is good on many of the issues.' -- Guardian Book Blog 20120824

A thoughtful, intelligent, highly readable work written by someone with impeccable credentials -- Financial Times on Body Shopping This book provides an accessible and readable introduction. -- Soren Holm, Times Higher Education 20120809 'She is good on many of the issues.' -- Guardian Book Blog 20120824 A highly accessible guide to the ethical implications of biotechnology for the well-designed and edited All That Matters series... Dickenson defuses jargon and makes history compelling. -- Biopolitical Times 20121213