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With the birth of "Dolly," a sheep cloned from an adult-sheep tissue cell, a seemingly fantastic technique once confined to the fertile imaginations of science fiction writers has suddenly become present reality, and a host of new ethical, social, policy, and religious dilemmas looms on the immediate horizon. What is the potential of animal cloning in the research and treatment of human disease? What are the scientific facts as opposed to the public perception of cloning? Will it be possible to clone human beings in the near future? If so, what are the moral implications? Are scientists playing God? Should the government regulate a scientific technique that might otherwise be abused?

These are a few of the profound questions addressed in this timely collection of the most significant articles on the subject of cloning. Michael Ruse and Aryne Sheppard have selected writings by leading scientists, medical ethicists, healthcare specialists, philosophers, and representatives of various religious denominations to create an overview of the many issues raised by this amazing scientific advance. Divided into ten sections, Cloning begins with the history of the technique leading up to the birth of Dolly. The next section considers the possible uses and abuses of plant and animal bioengineering, followed by several sections on human cloning: the scientific facts, arguments for and against, and the social and medical implications of human cloning. Also included are five official denominational statements on cloning, various religious perspectives, and articles on policy considerations and proposed regulation.

In breadth of coverage and quality of the contributions, there is no comparable volume to this excellent collection on one of the most important issues of the new century.

About the Author

Michael Ruse (Tallahassee, FL) is the Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University and the author or editor of The Stem Cell Controversy; Cloning: Responsible Science or Technomadness?; Taking Darwin Seriously; Philosophy of Biology; and But Is It Science?, among many other works.

Aryne Sheppard is a research assistant at the University of Guelph.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573928366
Editor:
Ruse, Michael
Editor:
Sheppard, Aryne
Editor:
Ruse, Michael
Editor:
Sheppard, Aryne
Author:
Ruse, Michael
Author:
Sheppard, Aryne
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y.
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Business Ethics
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
Ethics, Medical
Subject:
Cloning
Subject:
Cloning, Organism.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Clonage
Subject:
Cloning -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Biology-Genetics
Subject:
General science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Contemporary Issues
Series Volume:
2319
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
332
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 0.68 in 1 lb

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