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Author Gilbert, Scott F., 1949-

Title Bioethics and the new embryology : springboards for debate / Scott F. Gilbert, Anna L. Tyler, Emily J. Zackin.

Publication Info. Sunderland, MA : Sinauer Associates ; Gordonsoville [sic], VA : W.H. Freeman, [2005]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  174.28 G466B    Check Shelf
Description x, 299 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-289) and index.
Summary "This brief textbook of human development covers the events of fertilization, gestation, and sex determination, followed by descriptions of the science of cloning, stem cells, and genome sequencing. The chapter covering the science is juxtaposed with a chapter discussing ethical questions that arise, such as when does life begin, should assisted reproductive technologies be regulated, and should parents be allowed to choose their child's sex"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Preface -- Unit 1. When does human life begin? -- An overview of human development -- Philosophical, theological, and scientific arguments -- Unit 2. Should assisted reproductive technologies be regulated? -- Fertilization and assisted reproduction -- Safety and ethical issues -- Unit 3. Should we select the sex of our children? -- The genetics of sex determination -- Arguments for and against sex selection -- Unit 4. Should we allow humans to be cloned? -- The science of cloning -- Ethics and policies for human cloning -- Unit 5. Should we use stem cells to repair the body? -- Regenerating deficient organs through stem cells -- Ethical dilemmas in stem cell therapy -- Unit 6. Should we modify the human genome? -- Gene therapy -- Should we allow the genetic engineering of humans? -- Unit 7. New perspectives on old issues -- What is "normal"? -- Genetic essentialism -- The ethics of animal use in research -- Glossary.
Subject Human reproductive technology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Embryology, Human -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Medical ethics.
Stem cells -- Transplantation -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Ethics, Medical.
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted.
Added Author Tyler, Anna L.
Zackin, Emily J., 1980-
ISBN 0716773457 Freeman paper bound
Standard No. 9780716773450
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