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Le clonage humain : du possible au vraisemblable
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ISBN: 2873740531 Year: 2000 Publisher: Namur Artel

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A clone of your own? : The science and ethics of cloning.
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ISBN: 0192803093 Year: 2004 Publisher: Oxford Oxford university press,

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A Clone of Your Own? describes the world of possibilities with regard to human cloning. It explains that the technology to create clones of living beings already exists, inaugurated in 1996 by Dolly the sheep, and shows why the prospect of human cloning triggers hopes and fears, forcing us to ponder what it means to be human. Our fascination with cloning is about much more than science and its extraordinary medical implications. In riveting prose, full of allusions to literature, psychology, art, music, and the cinema, Klotzko shows why the prospect of human cloning triggers our dearest hopes and especially our darkest fears, forcing us to ponder anew what it means to be human. And what it would be like to have 'a clone of your own'. Someday soon (if it hasn't happened in secret already), a human will be cloned, and mankind will embark on a scientific and moral journey whose destination cannot be foretold. In A Clone of Your Own?, Arlene Judith Klotzko describes the new world of possibilities that can be glimpsed over the horizon. In a lucid and engaging narrative, she explains that the technology to create clones of living beings already exists, inaugurated in 1996 by Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from a single adult cell. Dolly was the culmination of a long scientific quest to understand the puzzle of our development from one cell into a complex organism - the outcome of a ' fantastic experiment' envisioned six decades before her birth. Scientists have since cloned mice, cows, goats, pigs, rabbits, horses, rats, a cat and a mule. Using the same laboratory tools and techniques, other researchers are trying to grow embryos, cloned from a single cell of a human being. Their goal is not to make copies of existing people, but to derive stem cells, the infinitely malleable raw material from which they hope to design therapies for currently untreatable diseases and the afflictions of old age.

Cloning : for and against.
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ISBN: 0812693744 Year: 1999 Publisher: Chicago Open Court,

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Will we soon be faced with a million Michael Jordans, a million Bill Gateses, or a million Saddam Husseins? Will wealthy individuals be able to create genetic copies of themselves which could give them a kind of immortality? Or will the copies (perhaps produced without heads) be kept in storage to provide replacement organs? These dizzying and, to some, nightmarish scenarios have suddenly become very real possibilities within our lifetime, following the successful cloning of a sheep by Scottish scientists in 1997. Cloning: For and Against includes readings on all sides of the issues: by scientists, journalists, ethicists, religious leaders, and legal experts. These readings have been carefully selected to give a fair representation of the opposing points of view, enabling readers to test the strengths and weaknesses of divergent arguments, the better to make up their own minds on these controversial issues.

The ethics of human cloning
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ISBN: 0844740500 Year: 1998 Publisher: Washington (D.C.) : AEI press,

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Explores the ethics of human cloning, reproductive technology and the teleology of sexuality from two perspectives which both fundamentally distrust the notion of cloning, but for differing reasons. The volume is intended to inform the public policy debate on permissible genetic research. Today, biological science is rising on a wall of worry. No other science has advanced more dramatically during the past several decades, nor yielded so many palpable improvements in human welfare. Yet none except nuclear physics has aroused greater apprehensions among the general public and leaders in such diverse fields as religion, the humanities and government. In this volume, Leon R. Kass, a teacher, scientist and humanist, and James Q. Wilson, a political scientist to whom four US presidents have turned for advice on crime, drug abuse, education and other crises in American life, explore the ethics of human cloning, reproductive technology and the teleology of human sexuality. Although in their dialogue, both authors share a fundamental distrust of the notion of human cloning, they base their reticence on different views of the role of sexual reproduction and the role of the family. Professor Kass contends that in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproduction techniques that place the origin of human life in human hands have eroded the respect for the mystery of sexuality and human renewal. Professor Wilson, in contrast, asserts that whether a human life is created naturally or artificially is immaterial as long as the child is raised by loving parents in a two-parent family and is not harmed by the means of its conception. The volume is intended to inform the public policy debate over the permissible conduct of genetic research and the permissible uses of its discoveries.

The human cloning debate.
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ISBN: 0965377482 Year: 1998 Publisher: Berkeley Berkeley Hills books,

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In February 1997 Ian Wilmut, a Scottish biologist, announced that he had successfully cloned a sheep, Dolly, from the cells of a Finn Dorset ewe that had been dead for six years. The news that mammalian cloning from adult tissue was possible set off an excited debate among scientists, politicians, ethicists, and the general public about the event's implications and prospects for the cloning of a human being. This book surveys the debate, and for the first time presents Ian Wilmut's own thoughts on the possibility of human cloning. The Human Cloning Debate is edited and introduced by Dr. Glenn McGee of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics. In addition to contributions by Wilmut and McGee, there is an authoritative, accessible explanation of the science of cloning by Potter Wickware, editor at the pre-eminent science journal Nature. Other chapters explore cloning's philosophical implications, argue for or against the technology, and present various religious and political perspectives on cloning. The book concludes with a short story by Richard Kadrey that explores creatively how cloning is likely to affect families and human relationships in the (possibly not-too-distant) future. The Human Cloning Debate is a definitive treatment of one of the most intriguing and controversial issues at the close of the millennium. It presents for the first time in print the reflections of the scientist, Ian Wilmut, who brought the subject to the fore. It is essential for readers interested in issues of public policy, in recent developments in biotechnology, and in the intersection of science and philosophy.

The perfect baby : parenthood in the new world of cloning and genetics.
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ISBN: 0847697592 0847697584 Year: 2000 Publisher: Totowa Rowman & Littlefield,

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The Perfect Baby is an introduction to ethical issues in genetics. This new edition has been updated to discuss and debate advances in high tech reproduction, genetic testing, gene therapy, human cloning, and stem cell research. It includes a new epilogue, by cloning pioneer Ian Wilmut and Glenn McGee. [publisher's description]

Clones and clones: facts and fantasies about human cloning
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ISBN: 0393046486 Year: 1998 Publisher: New York Norton

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Ranging from psychoanalyst Adam Phillips's case study of a child whose confusion of "cloning" and "clothing" expresses our mixed desire and terror of sameness, to Cass Sunstein's projections of utterly plausible Supreme Court decisions both for and against human cloning; from William Miller's analysis of the queasiness and nervous laughter the subject elicits in many of us to Richard Epstein's libertarian argument against a research ban; from Andrea Dworkin's denunciation of another masculine effort to control reproduction to Martha Nussbaum's witty and elegiac fantasy of the cloning of a lost lover - this collection limns our beliefs and concerns about what it means to be human.

On cloning
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ISBN: 0415316995 0415317002 Year: 2004 Publisher: London Routledge

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Cloning - few words have as much potential to grip our imagination or grab the headlines. No longer the stuff of science fiction or Star Wars - it is happening now. Yet human cloning is currently banned throughout the world, and therapeutic cloning banned in many countries. In this highly controversial book, John Harris does a lot more than ask why we are so afraid of cloning. He presents a deft and informed defence of human cloning, carefully exposing the rhetorical and highly dubious arguments against it. He begins with an introduction to what a human clone is, before tackling some of the most common and frequently bizarre criticisms of cloning: Is it really wicked? Can we regulate it? What about the welfare of cloned children? Does it turn human beings into commodities? Dismissing one by one some of the myths about human cloning, in particular that it is degrading and unsafe, he astutely argues that some of our most cherished values, such as the freedom to start a family and the freedom from state control, actually support the case for human cloning. Offering a brave and lucid insight into this ethical minefield, John Harris at last shows that far from ending the diversity of human life or creating a race of super-clones, cloning has the power to improve and heal human life. In this gripping and controversial book, John Harris presents a deft and informed defence of human cloning. Offering a brave and lucid insight into this ethical minefield, John Harris at last shows that far from spelling the end of human life [...]

Le clonage humain : entre science, conscience et business.
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ISBN: 2844343716 Year: 1999 Publisher: Paris Ed. des écrivains,

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Dans ce monde où opèrent des multinationales extrêmement puissantes, la réussite du business colossal du clonage implique que l'opinion publique n'ait accès qu'à des versions des faits visant à la ménager. Après des livres écrits par des médecins qui s'improvisent sociologues où éthiciens, voici le livre vérité sur le clonage humain. Sans défendre des intérêts corporatifs, il défend seulement le droit de chacun de savoir ce qui se passe vraiment. Les plus illustres généticiens, éthiciens et historiens internationaux, favorables ou contraires au clonage humain, s'expriment ici sans le filtre des termes scientifiques. Greenpeace et d'autres associations des droits de l'homme et des animaux font aussi entendre leur voix. Dolly, première agnelle clonée du monde, frôle l'arnaque scientifique... Des généticiens veulent produire votre clone juste pour en tirer des organes, d'autres envisagent des vaches porteuses de clones humains... D'autres encore s'activent pour substituer le clonage à l'adoption, tandis que toute discrimination sociale sera possible en vertu des progrès du dépistage génétique... L'insertion d'un seul gène étranger dans tout organisme le rend aujourd'hui une propriété intellectuelle, mais cette aberration dans le cas de l'homme ne vous rappellet-elle pas l'esclavage ? Pourtant, dans les nombreux scénarios présentés, il y a toujours la recherche des réelles possibilités thérapeutiques du clonage. Le choix d'introduire ou non cette technologie devrait être laissé à des citoyens véritablement informés, par des référendums dans tous les pays. Si la logique du marché gagne encore cette fois, elle pourra nous priver de droits fondamentaux et, entre autre, nous imposer des prototypes génétiques pour pouvoir procréer...

Child versus childmaker: future persons and present duties in ethics and the law
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ISBN: 0847689018 084768900X Year: 1998 Publisher: Lanham Rowman & Littlefield

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Child Versus Childmaker investigates a "person-affecting" approach to ethical choice. A form of consequentialism, this approach is intended to capture the idea that agents ought both do the most good that they can and respect each person as distinct from each other. Focusing on cases in which a conflict of interest arises between "childmakers"-parents, infertility specialists, embryologists, and others engaged in the task of bringing new people into existence-and the children they aim to create, the author considers what we today owe those who will come into existence tomorrow. Topics addressed include: what the person-affecting intuition is and how it differs from other forms of consequentialism; the consistency of the person-affecting intuition; the non-identity problem; wrongful life; and human cloning and other new reproductive technologies. This book is intended for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in philosophy, law and economics and for anyone interested in bioethics, population policy, normative theory, children's rights, constitutional privacy, or family law.

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