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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.

Ethics And Biotechnology

Author : Anthony Dyson
ISBN : 9780415091404
Genre : Business & Economics
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The development of biotechnology has produced nothing short of a revolution in our capacity to manipulate living things from single plant cells to human nature itself, and even to manufacture brand new life forms. This power to shape and create forms of life has sometimes been described as the power to 'play God' and this book is about the ethics of 'playing God' in the field of biotechnology. It is a vast field ranging from plant breeding, agriculture, animal breeding and experimentation to human genetics and genetic engineering. The essays in this book well illustrate both the extent of the difficult issues raised by biotechnology and their fascination and importance. The full gamut of moral dilemmas posed by biotechnology is covered, from the smallest cells through animals to the engineering of human beings. The book reflects a multidisciplinary and an international approach with authors drawn from a number of European countries and from North America, and from disciplines which include philosophy, agricultural economics, medicine, political theory, biology and cell biology, embryology, social policy and theology. This book combines the work of outstanding scholars in all these disciplines and presents an up-to-date and penetrating survey of the ethical problems in this significant and fast developing field.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Insecurity And Emerging Biotechnology

Author : Brett Edwards
ISBN : 9783030021887
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines how emergent trends in innovation and its governance are raising new and old questions about how to control technology. It develops a new framework for understanding how emergent fields of science and technology emerge as security concerns; and the key challenges these fields pose from a global security perspective. The study focuses on the politics which have surrounded the emergent field of Synthetic Biology, a field which has become emblematic of both the potentials and limits of more preemptive approaches to governance. This highly accessible work will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners working on the ethical responsibilities of innovators and the assessment of emergent technology as well as the global governance of weapons.

The Family Medical Decision Making And Biotechnology

Author : Shui Chuen Lee
ISBN : 9781402052200
Genre : Medical
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This book examines the implications of Confucian moral and ontological understandings for medical decision-making, human embryonic stem cell research, and health care financing. The book reveals East Asian attitudes on the moral status of human embryos and the morality of embryonic stem cell research that are quite different from Christian and Muslim cultural perspectives. The book also discusses how Confucian cultural resources can help meet the challenges of health care financing.

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