21st Century Debates: Genetics

21st Century Debates: Genetics by Paul Dowswell
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9780750227681
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Hardcover
 
Dimensions
173 x 244mm
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The Impact On Our Lives.

Where are these new technologies taking us? Are they leading to the kind of society in which we want to live? This series examines the difficult decisions and awesome responsibilities faced by governments, organisations and individuals concerned with the effects of such rapid progress.

What is genetic engineering, and what kind of ethical problems does it raise? From the double helix to Dolly the sheep, 'Genetics' looks at this revolutionary new science, and the way it has developed over the last fifty years.

Are the pharmaceutical and agricultural manufacturers at the cutting edge of genetic engineering overlooking potential dangers in their search for profits? The book examines the moral arguments for and against such current scientific "miracles" as human/animal hybrids, gene therapy, designer babies and cloning.

The '21st Century Debates' series looks at the way in which technology affects our lives. At the dawn of a new millennium, humanity finds itself equipped with unprecedented powers in the areas of science, communication and social control. Where are these new technologies taking us? Are they leading to the kind of society in which we want to live? This series examines the difficult decisions and awesome responsibilities faced by governments, organisations and individuals concerned with the effects of such rapid progress.
ISBN:
9780750227681
Publication Date:
13 / 10 / 2000
Dimensions:
173 x 244mm

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