The case against perfection : ethics in the age of genetic engineering

TitleThe case against perfection : ethics in the age of genetic engineering
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSandel, MJ
PublisherBelknap Press of Harvard University Press
Place PublishedCambridge, Mass.
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780674019270
Accession Number76871417
KeywordsEthik. , Genetic , Gentechnologie.
AbstractThe author xplores the arguments for and against genetic enhancement of humans,including questions of safety and handling these technologies in a socially responsible manner, as well as arguing that genetic manipulation is objectionable because it represents a bid for mastery and dominion that fails to appreciate the gifted character of human powers and achievements.
Notes19 cm.1.; The ethics of enhancement --; 2.; Bionic athletes --; 3.; Designer children, designing parents --; 4.; The old eugenics and the new --; 5.; Mastery and gift --; Epilogue : Embryo ethics : the stem cell debate --; Notes --; Index.Table of contents onlyhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0715/2006039327.htmlIncludes bibliographical references (p. 131-155) and index.National bibliography no: GBA722537Michael J. Sandel. More Records: Show record informationInternet resource (url)Book; Internet Resource Date of Entry: 20061127
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