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Where science and ethics meet : dilemmas at the frontiers of medicine and biology / Chris Willmott and Salvador Macip.

  • Willmott, Chris
Date:
[2016]
  • Books

About this work

Also known as

Jugar a ser déus. English

Description

"Recent biomedical discoveries promise considerable improvement in the quality of human life, but they also hold the potential to permanently alter society. Are the anticipated benefits worth the price we would have to pay for them? In Where Science and Ethics Meet: Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology, a biochemist and a biomedical researcher who are highly experienced in explaining ethics for lay audiences present the most innovative advances in biomedicine and enable readers to develop their own opinions about the ethical and social consequences these technologies will bring. Each controversial topic in modern medicine and ethics is introduced through a hypothetical case study that highlights thorny ethical issues before explaining the key aspects of the science and technology involved and addressing the associated ethical considerations in detail."--Publisher's description.

Publication/Creation

Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]

Physical description

x, 180 pages ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-174) and index.

Contents

Designer babies: choosing our children -- Haven't I seen you before? -- Exchange parts for everybody -- How to improve yourself -- Who wants to live forever? -- Big brother is watching your genome -- Something on your mind? -- Playing God -- Trust me, I'm a scientist!

Language note

Translated from the Catalan.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    W50 2016W73w
    Open shelves

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ISBN

  • 9781440851346
  • 1440851344