Improving Nature?: The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering (Canto)

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9780521008471: Improving Nature?: The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering (Canto)

Little more than a decade ago the term "genetic engineering" was hardly known outside research laboratories. Today it regularly makes headlines. Those in favor of genetic engineering--and those against it--tell us that it has the potential to change our lives perhaps more than any other scientific or technological advance. But what are the likely consequences of genetic engineering? Is it ethically acceptable? Should we be trying to improve on nature? In Improving Nature?, the authors, a biologist and a moral philosopher, examine the implications of genetic engineering in every aspect of our lives. The underlying science is clearly explained and the moral and ethical considerations are fully disussed, resulting in a wide-ranging, balanced overview of a controversial subject. Michael Jonathan Reiss, a biologist, is Professor of Science Education and Head of Science & Technology, University of London Institute of Education. He is the author of Understanding Science Lessons (Open University Press, 2000). Roger Straughan is Reader in Education at the University of Reading. He is the author of Beliefs, Behaviour and Education (Cassell Academic, 1989). Previous paperback edition (1996) 0-521-63754-6

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Little more than a decade ago the term 'genetic engineering' was hardly known outside research laboratories, today it regularly makes headlines. Those in favour--and those against--tell us that it has the potential to change our lives perhaps more than any other scientific or technological advance. But what are the likely consequences of genetic engineering? Is it ethically acceptable? Should we be trying to improve on nature? The authors, a biologist and a moral philosopher, examine the implications of genetic engineering in every aspect of our lives.

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At first glance, this may appear to be one of those books that raise many questions but provide few answers. Biologist Reiss and moral philosopher Straughan have, however, written a clear, informative, and above all provocative work that should engage those interested in genetic engineering, whether directly or indirectly. They believe their main responsibility is to provide facts, survey attitudes, and present enough material so that each reader can make individual decisions about the issues. They provide the biology basic to genetic engineering and discuss the relevant moral, ethical, and religious concerns about it. Then they consider genetic engineering in microorganisms, plants, animals, and humans and, to flesh out some of the moral concerns, discuss several case histories in depth. Their final chapter (one of the book's best) deals with education--what it is and how it should be done. This valuable work should prove helpful to teachers and leaders of discussion groups as well as individual readers. William Beatty

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Verlag: Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge (2001)
ISBN 10: 0521008476 ISBN 13: 9780521008471
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Buchbeschreibung Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2001. g.e. 8° Okart. en Biologie - Genforschung 288 pp. Artikel-Nr. 2024425

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