Bioethics and the New Embryology: Springboards for Debate

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Our ability to alter the course of human development ranks among the most significant changes in modern science. But even if we can do such things, should we? Under what conditions should certain procedures be permitted or forbidden? Do we want to support the research that might make such procedures possible? This book presents enough science so readers can make an informed analysis of the issues consistent with their ethical views.

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SCOTT F. GILBERT is Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College, USA where he teaches developmental genetics, embryology, and the history and critiques of biology. He has received several awards, including the Medal of Francois I from the College de France, the Dwight J. Ingle Memorial Writing Award, the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award, an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki, and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Grant. His present research is in evolutionary developmental biology, focusing on that most interesting of topics-how the turtle forms its shell. ANNA TYLER works in the Biology Department, Dartmouth College, USA EMILY ZACKIN works in the Politics Department, of Princeton University, USA

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"... an excellent text for high-school and university biology students and for bioethics courses." -- James Bradley, Nature

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