The Resource Babies by design : the ethics of genetic choice, Ronald M. Green

Babies by design : the ethics of genetic choice, Ronald M. Green

Label
Babies by design : the ethics of genetic choice
Title
Babies by design
Title remainder
the ethics of genetic choice
Statement of responsibility
Ronald M. Green
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Product Description: We stand on the brink of unprecedented growth in our ability to understand and change the human genome. New reproductive technologies now enable parents to select some genetic traits for their children, and soon it will be possible to begin to shape ourselves as a species. Despite the loud cries of alarm that such a prospect inspires, Ronald Green argues that we will, and we should, undertake the direction of our own evolution. A leader in the bioethics community, Green offers a scientifically and ethically informed view of human genetic self-modification and the possibilities it opens up for a better future. Fears of a terrible Brave New World or a new eugenics movement are overblown, he maintains, and in the more likely future, genetic modifications may improve parents' ability to enhance children's lives and may even promote social justice. The author outlines the new capabilities of genomic science, addresses urgent questions of safety that genetic interventions pose, and explores questions of parenting and justice. He also examines the religious implications of gene modification. Babies by design are assuredly in the future, Green concludes, and by making responsible choices as we enter that future, we can incorporate gene technology in a new age of human adventure
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
174.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RB155
LC item number
.G74 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Babies by design : the ethics of genetic choice, Ronald M. Green
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Caravan book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creating the superathlete -- How will we do it? -- Drawing lines -- Challenges and risks -- Parents: guardians or gardeners? -- Will we create a "genobility"? -- Playing God -- The choices ahead
Control code
ocn245453052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300138573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 02fcd63a-44b8-4482-8ffd-567c02d34ecf
  • 22573/ctt1137dt
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3296061x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)245453052
  • pebcs0300138571

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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