Clones, Genes and Immortality: Ethics and Genetics (Life Sciences Miscellaneous Publications)

Clones, Genes and Immortality: Ethics and Genetics (Life Sciences Miscellaneous Publications)

by JohnHarris (Author)

Synopsis

What is cloning and why is the idea of it so disturbing? Why has the birth of "Dolly" the sheep provoked such furious debate through the world? In a retitled and revised edition of his "Wonderwoman and Superman", John Harris looks at the ethical issues surrounding the revolution in biology which has provided scientists with an unprecedented ability to control human evolution. From designer babies to genetic screening by employers, his book provides a stimulating introduction to the present concerns about the rapid pace of developments in human biotechnology.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Published: 12 Mar 1998

ISBN 10: 0192880802
ISBN 13: 9780192880802

Media Reviews
The social and ethical questions raised by the new biotechnology are enormous. John Harris has written the first book to tackle these issues in a comprehensive and positive way. --New Statesman


The social and ethical questions raised by the new biotechnology are enormous. John Harris has written the first book to tackle these issues in a comprehensive and positive way. --New Statesman

The social and ethical questions raised by the new biotechnology are enormous. John Harris has written the first book to tackle these issues in a comprehensive and positive way. --New Statesman


The social and ethical questions raised by the new biotechnology are enormous. John Harris has written the first book to tackle these issues in a comprehensive and positive way. --New Statesman


Author Bio

John Harris is the Sir David Alliance Professor of Bioethics and joint founder of the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy at the University of Manchester. He was a member of the Ethics Committee of the British Medical Association 1991-97, one of the founder directors of the International Association of Bioethics, a founder member of the Board of the journal Bioethics, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Ethics. He frequently appears on radio and television both in the UK and abroad, and has acted as Ethical Consultant to national and international bodies and corporations, including the European Parliament, World Health Organization, and European Commission. He is the series editor of Social Ethics and Policy (Routledge), and is the founder and General Editor of a major new series of books for OUP entitled Issues in Biomedical Ethics.