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The Resource From chance to choice : genetics and justice, Allen Buchanan [and others]

From chance to choice : genetics and justice, Allen Buchanan [and others]

Label
From chance to choice : genetics and justice
Title
From chance to choice
Title remainder
genetics and justice
Statement of responsibility
Allen Buchanan [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book probes the implications of advances in genetics. The authors ask how they should affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality in opportunity, the rights and obligations as parents, the meaning of disability, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice." "The book offers a historical context to contemporary debate over the use of these technologies by providing an ethical autopsy of mankind's first attempts to use the scientific knowledge of heredity to improve human lives: the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Appendices explain the nature of genetic causation and gene-environment interaction, and expose widespread misconceptions of genetic determinism, as well as outline the nature of the ethical analysis used in the book." "The questions raised in this book will be of interest to any reflective reader concerned about science and society and the rapid development of biotechnology, as well as to professionals in such areas as philosophy, bioethics, medical ethics, health management, law, and political science."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
174/.25
Index
index present
LC call number
QH431
LC item number
.F8765 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Buchanan, Allen E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human Genome Project
  • Human genetics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Eugenics
  • Medical ethics
  • Human Genome Project
  • Bioethics
  • Eugenics
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genetics, Medical
  • Health Policy
Label
From chance to choice : genetics and justice, Allen Buchanan [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Book, turned in on 12/15/09, has some mold. Waiting to take off Prof. Peter's record until N. Jackson has made a decision. tgd 12/15/09
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41211380
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 398 pages
Isbn
9780521660013
Lccn
99024025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
From chance to choice : genetics and justice, Allen Buchanan [and others]
Publication
Note
Book, turned in on 12/15/09, has some mold. Waiting to take off Prof. Peter's record until N. Jackson has made a decision. tgd 12/15/09
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41211380
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 398 pages
Isbn
9780521660013
Lccn
99024025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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