9780847697588

The Perfect Baby Parenthood in the New World of Cloning and Genetics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780847697588

  • ISBN10:

    0847697584

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-10-25
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

The Perfect Baby is the most popular introduction to ethical issues in genetics. This new edition has been updated to discuss and debate advances in high tech reproduction, genetic testing, gene therapy, human cloning, and stem cell research. It includes a new epilogue by cloning pioneer Ian Wilmut and Glenn McGee.

Author Biography

Dr. Glenn McGee is one of the world's leading experts on bioethics, genetics, reproduction, and health policy. He obtained his B.A. in environmental studies and philosophy at Baylor University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy at Vanderbilt University. An assistant professor of bioethics, cellular and molecular engineering, philosophy, and the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, he is also a commissioner on the Federal Advisory Board on Clinical and Molecular Genetics and an Atlantic Fellow in public policy of the Commonwealth Foundation and British Government. He is the editor of the American Journal of Bioethics

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition vii
Preface to the First Edition ix
Acknowledgments xi
The Landscape of Genetic Technology
1(32)
The Magic Answer? Hopes for Genetic Cures
33(14)
Playing God? Fears about Genetic Engineering
47(16)
Debunking the Myths
63(18)
Genetic Approaches to Family and Public Health
81(34)
The Not-So-Deadly Sins of Genetic Enhancement
115(26)
Epilogue: The Problem of Human Cloning
141(12)
Notes 153(12)
Bibliography 165(14)
Index 179(8)
About the Author 187

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