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Rezension: A thoughtful, intelligent, highly readable work written by someone with impeccable credentials -- Financial Times on Body Shopping This book provides an accessible and readable introduction. This is a timely and provocative read that will challenge the reader to produce his (or more likely her) own counterarguments. -- Soren Holm, Times Higher Education 'She is good on many of the issues.' -- Guardian Book Blog A highly accessible guide to the ethical implications of biotechnology for the well-designed and edited All That Matters series... Dickenson defuses jargon and makes history compelling. -- Biopolitical Times Dickenson manages to combine a wealth of fact and opinion alike into one bite-sized digest. The text also poses some interesting questions that transcend medical, legal and philosophical boundaries. This is a thought-provoking book that stimulates much further consideration after reading. -- BioNews

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Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Jun 2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 1444155806 ISBN 13: 9781444155808
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Buchbeschreibung Hodder & Stoughton General Division Jun 2012, 2012. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 175x129x13 mm. Neuware - A couple lose two children to a rare genetic disease. They allow researchers to use their dead children's tissue to advance scientific understanding. They later discover that the researchers have patented the gene coding for the disease and increased the price of testing for other families. The law ruled there was nothing the couple could do.Ethical dilemmas such as these are becoming increasingly common as scientific advances in biotechnology outstrip the ability of the law and wider society to keep pace with them. This is where bioethics comes in: it helps untangle some of these knotty problems on the cutting edge of biological science. Donna Dickenson's All That Matters: Bioethics argues that although we are entering new territory, that doesn't mean we have to jettison all our existing moral sense. By discussing a wide range of real-life cases, her books equips the reader with the tools to make up his or her own mind in the debate.She tackles questions such as: Should scientists be allowed to get on with research with minimal regulation, as free-market enthusiasts believe How can we get beyond the tabloid scaremongering about 'Frankenstein science' and hype about gene therapy Is it reasonable to take out a patent on life The positive message of the book is that good science and good ethics aren't necessarily contradictory. 160 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781444155808

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