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Issues And Dilemmas Of Biotechnology

Author : Bernice Zeldin Schacter
ISBN : 0313306427
Genre : Science
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Introduces the science behind biotechnology in agriculture, the environment, and health care, and discusses genetic testing and patenting human gene sequences from the perspective of scientists, doctors and corporations.

Biotechnology And Your Health

Author : Bernice Zeldin Schacter
ISBN : 9781438121574
Genre : Medical technology
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With an emphasis on the ethical debate over how far biotechnology should go when it comes to the human body, this book discusses how drugs are being used to treat diseases and genetic disorders.

Biological And Social Issues In Biotechnology Sharing

Author : Krishna R. Dronamraju
ISBN : 9780429865046
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1998, this was the first book to present a comprehensive summary of both the global as well as institutional issues which are involved in biotechnology sharing. It covers the controversial subject of intellectual property rights (IPR) and the patenting of new discoveries in genetic knowledge in both agriculture and the human genome. One controversial issue is the creation of public and private DNA sequencing data bases. Of special interest is the sharing of biotechnology between the developed (rich) and developing (poor) nations. A related topic which requires immediate attention is the exploitation of biodiversity in the developing countries and the resulting extinction of rare species. Sharing or transferring biotechnology and its applications between institutions or different countries raises numerous ethical and moral dilemmas. A comprehensive summary of these issues is presented in this book.

Legal Issues In Biotechnology And Human Reproduction

Author : Warren Freedman
ISBN : 9780899306353
Genre : Business & Economics
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Freedman provides a comprehensive examination of the legal, ethical, and moral dilemmas posed by recent advances in biological engineering and human reproduction. His wide-ranging analysis includes discussion of the rights of fetuses, donors, and adoptive parents; the liability of physicians; patentable organisms and other new developments in research; and a review of existing statutes, policies, and contracts that attempt to deal with these issues both here and abroad. In addition the author explores possible legal and policy remedies that may help to establish the rights and responsibilities of individuals, families, and the greater society in the face of these new developments.

Ethics In Agriculture An African Perspective

Author : Alvin Niekerk
ISBN : 1402029888
Genre : Science
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Agriculture is the lifeblood of the majority of people in Africa. It is not just a provider of food, it is a way of life for rural people. Whilst subsistence farming is the most practiced form of agriculture, there are many parts of Africa where agriculture is highly developed and progressive. In many instances it is the very diversity of agricultural practices that raises complex problems and issues. These issues often manifest themselves in ways that create ethical dilemmas for farmers, policy-makers, academics, politicians and the general lay-person. In particular, the role of biotechnology in African agriculture has become a contentious issue. Some people hold the view that biotechnology will solve the food shortages experienced in many parts of Africa, however, there is an opposing viewpoint that Africa may become a dumping ground for technology that has not been acceptable in other parts of the world. The ethical issues in agriculture in Africa do not focus only on biotechnology. The role of nutrition in the persistence of HIV/AIDS is highly debated and sometimes controversial. Land-related issues also generate heated debates in communities and amongst policy-makers. The single core that runs through all of these and many other related issues is, what are ethically acceptable solutions to these problems? This book attempts, in simple, unambiguous terms, to discuss the most important issues in African agriculture that have an ethical thread.

Biotechnology Security And The Search For Limits

Author : B. Rappert
ISBN : 9780230223158
Genre : Political Science
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Biotechnology, Security and the Search for Limits examines the post 9/11 security implications for life science research as well as the methodological issues associated with conducting social research. In doing so the book considers the place of biological and social research in creating and responding to societal problems.

Merged Evolution

Author : Susantha Goonatilake
ISBN : 9781134389858
Genre : Computers
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Merged Evolution charts the implications of two major forces of change, information technology and biotechnology, combined with a third force, that of 'artifactual' information, which is handed down dichronically from computing device to computing device. Through developments anticipated in the near future, Dr. Goonatilake describes the merging of these three systems, a convergence which will profoundly affect the biological, social, and technical fields much more than previous studies have implied. Together these changes yield an entirely different history - and a different future of the world for life, nature and civilization. This book addresses the broader issue arising from these important developments using the unifying perspective of general evolutionary theory to yield a fresh and profound insight.

Playing God

Author : Charles Colson
ISBN : 0764426427
Genre : Religion
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This dynamic multimedia study brings Charles Colson, one of the foremost voices in America on the topic of integrating faith and life, and Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Ph.D., a highly respected bioethics expert, to your class or group! They introduce bioethical topics and the Christian faith, and talk about how a worldview applies to these topics. The two dispel myths with solid, accurate information. And participants are motivated to talk about cloning, in-vitro fertilization, stem-cell research, euthanasia, the future, and more! Serious topics are sure to get everyone involved, thinking, and realizing they understand these hot issues a little bit differently than they did before. Participants will discover how bioethical topics are relevant to them, and they'll have a better appreciation for God's precious creation--life! Includes 1 Leader guide, 1 Video, 1 CD, 1 BreakPoint Transcripts booklet, and 6 Participant guides. Additional Participant guides can be ordered individually.


Author : Tyler N. Pace
ISBN : 1617282901
Genre : Medical
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Bioethics is the philosophical study of the ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy, and theology. This book presents research in the expansive field of bioethics including biomedical ethics in obstetrics, ethical decision making in the health care system, the feasibility of using human oocytes for stem cell research, as well as mandatory circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa to prevent HIV and AIDS and environmental ethics to preserve the world for future generations.

Exploring Central And Eastern Europe S Biotechnology Landscape

Author : Peter T. Robbins
ISBN : 9048197848
Genre : Philosophy
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At a time when the human genome has been sequenced advances in the life sciences seem to have great potential for human health, industry and the environment throughout Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Still, for some, potential risks and ethical dilemmas remain, surrounding issues such as the appropriate use of GM crops, stem cells, genetic information, the nature of intellectual property and other challenges that come with EU accession. This book is the first of its kind to bring together experts from across Europe to explore the landscape of current life science policy and industrial development in CEE, including implications for economies, regulatory and legal frameworks, health care, ethics and human rights. It will be essential reading for researchers and students in science and technology studies, development, sociology, politics and law, and those interested in life science development in transition economies.

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