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This book, written by four internationally renowned bioethicists, is the first systematic treatment of the fundamental ethical issues underlying the application of genetic technologies to human beings. Probing the implications of the remarkable advances in genetics, the authors ask how should these affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality of opportunity, the rights and obligations as parents, the meaning of disability, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice. The book offers a historical context to contemporary debate over the use of these technologies by examining the eugenics movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The questions raised in this book will be of interest to any reflective reader concerned about science and society and the rapid development of biotechnology, as well as to professionals in such areas as philosophy, bioethics, medical ethics, health management, law, and political science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521669771
ISBN-10: 0521669774
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 414
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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