On the New Frontiers of Genetics and Religion

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9780802807410: On the New Frontiers of Genetics and Religion

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Nelson examines the promises and problems of genetic research and technology suggested by the Human Genome Project. Since the implications of research are often moral in nature, Nelson challenges both laity and religious leaders to use their theological convictions as a basis for developing ethical guidelines for policy making and personal medical choices. Beginning with Mendel's "germ of inheritance," Nelson presents an accessible overview of genetics, exploring scientific and theological aspects of eugenics, prenatal diagnosis, and genetic counseling. In his presentation of the personal views of representatives of six major religions and the official positions of several denominations and ecumenical groups, he makes an effort to include non-Judeo-Christian religions. Although not definitive, his book could be helpful in increasing the dialogue between pioneers in genetics and those concerned with spiritual issues. Recommended for seminary, medical, and public libraries. Patricia Ford

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