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Perilous knowledge : the human genome project and its implications.
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ISBN: 057117051X Year: 1994 Publisher: London Faber and Faber,

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The Human Genome Project has been called a scientific 'search for the Holy Grail' or the genetics equivalent of the moon race. This book reviews, in nontechnical terms, the developments from different scientific teams that made it seem as if it would be possible to sequence the human genome. The Human Genome Project has been called a scientific "search for the Holy Grail" or the genetics equivalent of the moon race. Thousands of researchers worldwide are analyzing the details of human DNA, hoping to identify all of the tens of thousands of human genes that are the blueprint for the human body. Physicist and writer Tom Wilkie offers a lively, compelling history of this scientifically fascinating and politically contentious undertaking. Beginning with the discovery of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953, Wilkie's narrative unfolds with the intrigue of a detective story. He reviews in nontechnical terms the many step-by-step developments from different scientific teams that finally made it seem as if it would be possible to sequence the human genome. He goes on to consider the potential social consequences, good and bad, of learning to manipulate the human genetic code. What will happen as we try to prevent and cure disease or attempt to "improve" ourselves and our children by genetic means? A most readable introduction to the science of genetics and the potential consequences of the Human Genome Project, Perilous Knowledge provides background for the startling headlines that quite possibly signal changes to all human life in the next century. After decades of painstaking research, seemingly disparate paths into the sciences of molecular biology, chemistry, biology and genetics have converged. Suddenly the scientists realize that they are . . . at the peak of a mountain where all the surrounding landscape is clear to their view. They are confident now that they can tackle one of the biggest and most profound issues in their science: unravelling the message of human inheritance.

Aids : a moral issue : the ethical, legal and social aspects.
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ISBN: 0312161530 0312161522 Year: 1996 Publisher: New York St. Martin's press,

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AIDS raises a number of ethical and social problems which must inevitably be confronted by the whole community, by people with AIDS and their relatives, and by those professionally involved. This book challenges polarised positions on these issues. In contrast to the one-sided and divisive proposals of those who set civil rights against public health, and vice versa, it argues for a two-pronged approach which, in the face of a virus which attacks human beings in their reproductive function, accepts both the rights of individuals to sexual self-fulfilment, and also the need to protect the unaffected from infection.

An anthology of psychiatric ethics
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ISBN: 9780198564881 0198564872 0198564880 9780198564874 Year: 2006 Publisher: Oxford : Oxford university press,

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L'homme futur en question : derrière le miroir de la science
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ISBN: 2709615444 Year: 1995 Publisher: Paris : Lattès ,

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Mères porteuses, bébés-éprouvette, clonages d'embryons, cadavre cryogénisés dans l'attente d'une résurrection... La fabuleuse fiction est devenue réalité. Depuis la nuit des temps, l'homme a tenté de connaître et de soumettre son destin, de détenir les clés de la vie et de la mort. Aujourd'hui , la science semble lui en donner les moyens. Elle permet de maîtriser la naissance, de perfectionner le corps déficient, d'accroître la longévité. En autant de miracles réalisant les espérances les plus mythiques, elle refuse et repousse les fatalités archaïques, les limites de l'existence biologique. Mais cette révolution de la notion même d'humanité ne risque-t-elle pas de confiner à l'inhumain ? Comment juger de l'impatience que manifestent scientifiques et médecins ? Sans refuser " l'homme du futur", encore à l'etat expérimental, le professeur Jasmin demande que l'on prenne le temps du débat et de la réflexion. En cette aube du troisième millénaire, ce livre, oeuvre d'éthicien, de savant et d'humaniste, pose les questions essentielles de la rencontre de la science, de la conscience et de l'âme.


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La vulnérabilité : une nouvelle catégorie morale ?
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ISBN: 9782830914238 Year: 2011 Volume: 56 Publisher: Paris : Labor et Fides,

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Depuis la modernité, l'autonomie a joué un rôle central dans notre manière de concevoir l'être humain. Son respect a figuré au centre des conceptions morales dominantes - kantienne et libérale. La notion de vulnérabilité occupe depuis quelques décennies une place de plus en plus franche dans la réflexion éthique. Elle apparaît comme un instrument critique visant à interroger une anthropologie articulée autour des capacités rationnelles de l'homme et à contester la focalisation des théories morales sur la figure du sujet autonome. Chez Levinas, en bioéthique, dans les éthiques du care ou encore les réflexions chez Nussbaum à propos de la théorie rawlsienne de la justice, la prise en considération de la vulnérabilité complète et complique l'image de l'individu autonome en le replaçant dans ses modalités temporelles, relationnelles et corporelles - soulignant à la fois sa dépendance et la fragilité essentielle de ses capacités. Elle propose ainsi une perspective morale fondée sur cette conception à la fois plus complexe, plus riche et plus réaliste de ce qu'est la personne, en pensant à côté du respect de l'autonomie et ensemble avec lui, la sollicitude ou la responsabilité.

Death, brain death and ethics.
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ISBN: 1859725066 Year: 1996 Publisher: Aldershot Avebury,

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Examining the concept of death against the background of dramatic changes in medical technology, this book shows that developments in resuscitation techniques, and the ability of machines to take over such vital functions as spontaneous breathing, challenge traditional ways of diagnosing death.


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The abortion myth : feminism, morality and the hard choices women make.
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ISBN: 0819563854 0819563773 Year: 2000 Publisher: Middletown Wesleyan university press,

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"Cannold, an American bioethicist working in Australia, seeks to forge a new ethics of abortion in her book. Drawing on her own study of women's actual experiences of and attitudes toward abortion, she documents the difficult choices women make and the moral and ethical reasoning they bring to bear on the question of abortion, whether they are pro- or anti-choice. In the lived experience of women, she finds a practical ethics of abortion in which termination is not only a moral response to an unplanned pregnancy, it may be the only moral response."--BOOK JACKET.

Improving nature? : The science and ethics of genetic engineering.
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ISBN: 0521637546 Year: 1998 Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press,

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Little more than a decade ago the term 'genetic engineering' was hardly known outside research laboratories. By now, though, its use is widespread. Those in favour of genetic engineering - and those against it - tell us that it has the potential to change our lives perhaps more than any other scientific or technological advance. But what are the likely consequences of genetic engineering? Is it ethically acceptable? Should we be trying to improve on nature? The authors, a biologist and a moral philosopher, examine the implications of genetic engineering in every aspect of our lives. The underlying science is explained in a way easily understood by a general reader, and the moral and ethical considerations that arise are fully discussed. Throughout, the authors clarify the issues involved so that readers can make up their own minds about these controversial issues.

The ethics of hospital trustees.
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ISBN: 1589010159 Year: 2004 Publisher: Washington Georgetown University Press,

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All manner of medical practitioners have had their scruples dissected ad infinitum. In spite of the attention paid to medical ethics and bioethics, little has been paid to the ethical roles and responsibilities of those who are ultimately in charge of hospital governance: hospital trustees. Deriving from a Hastings Center research project involving meetings with a national task force of experts and extensive interviews with 98 nonprofit hospital trustees and CEOs over a two-year period, The Ethics of Hospital Trustees shows that the decisions made by these often overlooked members of the health community do raise important ethical issues, and that ethical dimensions of trustee service should be more explicitly recognized and discussed. Practical as well as theoretical, The Ethics of Hospital Trustees uncovers four basic principles: 1. Fidelity to mission; 2. Service to patients; 3. Service to the community; and 4. Institutional stewardship.In delineating the extremely important functions of hospital trustees, from patient safety to financial responsibility, the contributors outline not only how hospital trustees do perform-they give a fresh understanding to how they should perform as well.


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The ethics of human cloning.
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ISBN: 1851744703 Year: 2001 Publisher: Cambridge Grove Books,

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This booklet sets out the debate, explains technical terms, draws out the theological issues and shows what Christians have to contribute to the discussion. It navigates a clear path through this complex ethical minefield.

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