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Biomedical ethics : opposing viewpoints / Tamara L. Roleff, book editor.

Roleff, Tamara L., 1959-
[1998], ©1998
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San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [1998], ©1998.

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252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.


The benefits of cloning outweigh the risks / Richard T. Hull -- The risks of human cloning outweigh the benefits / National Bioethics Advisory Commission -- Cloning research could be beneficial to humans / Nature Genetics -- Cloning research would not benefit humans / Kevin T. Fitzgerald -- Cloning would violate a person's individuality / Allen Verhey -- Cloning would not violate a person's individuality / George Johnson -- Selling organs for transplants is ethical / Andy H. Barnett, Roger D. Blair, and David L. Kaserman -- Selling organs for transplants is unethical / Alasdair Palmer -- Consent for organ donation should be presumed / Linda C. Fentiman -- Consent for organ donation should be required / Presumed Consent Subcommittee of the UNOS Ethics Committee -- Animal-to-human organ transplants could save lives / Jennifer Cunningham -- Animal-to-human organ transplants are dangerous and unethical / People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- Using organs from executed prisoners is ethical / Robert Wright -- Using organs from executed prisoners is unethical / Harry Wu -- Reproductive technologies should be banned / Janice G. Raymond -- Reproductive technologies should not be banned / Rickie Solinger -- Surrogate motherhood is ethical / Wendy McElroy -- Surrogate motherhood is unethical / Scott B. Rae -- Postmenopausal pregnancies should be banned / part I: Barbara Ehrenreich; part II: Philadelphia Daily News -- Postmenopausal pregnancies should not be banned / Lawrence M. Hinman -- Postmortem pregnancies are ethical / Christoph Anstötz -- Postmortem pregnancies are unethical / Hilde Lindemann Nelson -- Genetic engineering could benefit society / Joseph F. Coates, John B. Mahaffie, and Andy Hines -- Genetic engineering could be dangerous / Susan Wright -- Genetic testing threatens society / Ruth Hubbard and Elijah Wald -- Genetic testing can save lives / Carol Krause -- Scientists should be allowed to patent human genes / David B. Resnik -- Human genes should not be patented / Richard D. Land and C. Ben Mitchell -- Studying the human genome will provide valuable information / The Economist -- Studying the human genome violates the sanctity of life / Julian Rose.

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