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Animal Biotechnology and Ethics

Edited By: Alan Holland and Andrew Johnson

351 pages, Line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #71312 | ISBN: 0412756803
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Draws together some of the leading themes and issues which have emerged in the recent debates surrounding biotechnology as applied to animals. With contributions from authors of many different viewpoints, the subject is given a thorough and balanced treatment.


Introductory essay. Part 1 Scientific procedures and their applications: methods for genetic modification in farm animals and man - present procedures and future opportunities; animal biotechnology in medicine; biotechnology in animal agriculture; the effects of biotechnology on animal welfare. Part 2 The social context: why biotechnology - campaigning against transgenic technology; consensus conferences and technological animals; the inevitability of animal biotechnology? - ethics and the scientific attitude; needs, fears and fantasies. Part 3 Ethical and conceptual issues: intervention, humility and animal integrity; on telos and genetic engineering; intrinsic value and transgenic animals; organs for transplant - animals, moral standing and one view of the ethics of xenotransplantation; making up animals - the view from science fiction; species are dead - long live genes!. Part 4 Policy and regulation: biotechnology policy - four ethical problems and three political solutions; advisory considerations on the scientific basis of the food safety evaluation of transgenic animals; legislation and regulation - a view from the UK; animal patenting - European law and the ethical implications; controls on the care and use of experimental animals. Part 5 Concluding essay: ethics, society and policy - a way forward.

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