Edited By: Donald Bruce and Ann Bruce
337 pages, Figs
Recent developments in biotechnology, such as cloning of Dolly the sheep and the introduction of transgenic foodstuffs, have grabbed public attention and aroused enormous controversy. The ethical issues raised are complicated and fundamental to the reception of these new technologies. A number of case studies in this book present all the main innovations: animal cloning, pharmaceutical production from animals, cross-species transplants and genetically modified foods.
Explaining genetic engineering and its uses; case studies (including: genetically-modified tomatoes, xenotransplantation, modified mice, Dolly the sheep); ethics under the microscope; genetic engineering and animal welfare; animal ethics and human benefit; transgenic food; letting out the genie; patenting life; genetic engineering and the Third World; the social context of genetic engineering; final reflections.
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Donald Bruce and Ann Bruce are the coordinators of the Church of Scotland's Society, Religion and Technology Project.
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