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Engineering Genesis Ethics of Genetic Engineering in Non-human Species by Donald Bruce
  

Engineering Genesis Ethics of Genetic Engineering in Non-human Species

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Engineering Genesis Ethics of Genetic Engineering in Non-human Species by Donald Bruce

Few issues have aroused so much public attention and controversy as recent developments in biotechnology. How can we make sound judgements of the cloning of Dolly the sheep, genetically altered foodstuffs, or the prospect of transplanting pigs' hearts into humans? Are we 'playing God' with nature? What is driving these developments, and how can they be made more accountable to the public? Engineering Genesis provides a uniquely informed, balanced and varied insight into these and many other key issues from a working group of distinguished experts - in genetics, agriculture, animal welfare, ethics, theology, sociology and risk - brought together by the Society, Religion and Technology Project of the Church of Scotland. A number of case studies present all the main innovations: animal cloning, pharmaceutical production from animals, cross-species transplants, and, genetically modified foods. From these the authors develop a careful analysis of the ethical and social implications - offering contrasting perspectives and insightful arguments which, above all, will enable readers to form their own judgements on these vital questions.

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This book is a paradigm for how to tackle the interface between technology and society. I strongly urge proponents of both sides of the genetic engineering arguments to read it
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Roger Hull


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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 1998

Author

Donald Bruce

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Publisher

Earthscan Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Genetic engineering
Bio-ethics
Agricultural science

ISBN

9781853835704

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