The Resource Babies by design : the ethics of genetic choice, Ronald M. Green

Babies by design : the ethics of genetic choice, Ronald M. Green

Label
Babies by design : the ethics of genetic choice
Title
Babies by design
Title remainder
the ethics of genetic choice
Statement of responsibility
Ronald M. Green
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Product Description: We stand on the brink of unprecedented growth in our ability to understand and change the human genome. New reproductive technologies now enable parents to select some genetic traits for their children, and soon it will be possible to begin to shape ourselves as a species. Despite the loud cries of alarm that such a prospect inspires, Ronald Green argues that we will, and we should, undertake the direction of our own evolution. A leader in the bioethics community, Green offers a scientifically and ethically informed view of human genetic self-modification and the possibilities it opens up for a better future. Fears of a terrible Brave New World or a new eugenics movement are overblown, he maintains, and in the more likely future, genetic modifications may improve parents' ability to enhance children's lives and may even promote social justice. The author outlines the new capabilities of genomic science, addresses urgent questions of safety that genetic interventions pose, and explores questions of parenting and justice. He also examines the religious implications of gene modification. Babies by design are assuredly in the future, Green concludes, and by making responsible choices as we enter that future, we can incorporate gene technology in a new age of human adventure
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Ronald Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RB155
LC item number
.G74 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical genetics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Genetic disorders in children
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genetics, Medical
  • Religion and Medicine
Label
Babies by design : the ethics of genetic choice, Ronald M. Green
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Caravan book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-258) and index
Contents
  • Challenges and risks
  • 5.
  • Parents : guardians or gardeners?
  • 6.
  • Will we create a "genobility"?
  • 7.
  • Playing God
  • 8. The
  • choices ahead
  • Notes
  • Introduction
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • 1.
  • Creating the superathlete
  • 2.
  • How will we do it?
  • 3.
  • Drawing lines
  • 4.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9780300125467
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
20070199 27
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)129954761
Label
Babies by design : the ethics of genetic choice, Ronald M. Green
Publication
Note
"A Caravan book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-258) and index
Contents
  • Challenges and risks
  • 5.
  • Parents : guardians or gardeners?
  • 6.
  • Will we create a "genobility"?
  • 7.
  • Playing God
  • 8. The
  • choices ahead
  • Notes
  • Introduction
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • 1.
  • Creating the superathlete
  • 2.
  • How will we do it?
  • 3.
  • Drawing lines
  • 4.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9780300125467
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
20070199 27
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)129954761

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