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Humankind is currently witnessing an unprecedented revolution in the science of genetics but struggling with the moral dilemmas that these advances have created. With the Human Genome Project, gene therapy, and evidence that genes are directly linked to homosexuality, intelligence, and obesity, we see that genetic discoveries may have the power to change the course of human life. Critics condemn genetic technology as playing God, while optimists promise genetic cures for every disease, an enhanced human nature, or the emancipation of women through technology. Both camps agree that we need to develop a radically new ethics for this era. The Perfect Baby is a clarion call for a more realistic discussion of biotechnology. McGee challenges the common assumption that we are essentially determined by a genetic blueprint. He denies the necessity of a new Genethics, arguing that the wisdom we need can be found in the everyday experience of parents. The Perfect Baby dramatically alters the terms of the moral debate for parents, policymakers, scientists, philosophers, theologians, and physicians.

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The Perfect Baby is a clarion call for a more realistic discussion of biotechnology. This captivating book offers balanced new insights for individual decisions and for public policy. --John Lachs, Vanderbilt University

Synopsis:

This book is an attempt to think and write about genetic interventions in a pragmatic way. Rather than reviewing the attacks on or defenses of genetic testing that have been written by the most prominent philosophers and theologians, we deal here with the texts actually read by scientists and parents.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-153) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847683444
Author:
McGee, Glenn
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author:
McGee, Glenn
Location:
Lanham :
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Eugenics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Biology-Genetics
Edition Number:
176
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.97x5.83x.63 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 184 pages Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - English 9780847683444 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Perfect Baby is a clarion call for a more realistic discussion of biotechnology. This captivating book offers balanced new insights for individual decisions and for public policy. --John Lachs, Vanderbilt University
"Synopsis" by , This book is an attempt to think and write about genetic interventions in a pragmatic way. Rather than reviewing the attacks on or defenses of genetic testing that have been written by the most prominent philosophers and theologians, we deal here with the texts actually read by scientists and parents.
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