Designing Babies

Designing Babies

The Brave New World of Reproductive Technology

Book - 1999
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No other subject in science today provokes more controversy than human reproduction and genetics. Our increasing ability to manipulate fertility and shape our genetic destiny raises many questions -- both practical and ethical -- and creates hope and fear for the future in equal measure.In Designing Babies, reproductive expert Roger Gosden provides a compelling overview of this biological revolution. In clear, non-technical language, he explains the science that is emerging and addresses the many social and ethical dilemmas involved. He also offers a startling look into a future when women will be able to choose not only the number and timing but also some of the characteristics of their children. Genetic screening, repair of embryos, cloning, sex selection, and egg freezing are some of the technologies that will become familiar early in the new millennium. Designing Babies explores these and other issues intelligently, with an open-minded and nonprejudicial approach toward the dangers and benefits that such scientific advances might bring.For better or worse, the human race has co-opted science and technology in its powerful dr
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, c1999
ISBN: 9780716732990
0716732998
Characteristics: ix, 260 p. ; 25 cm

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Apr 24, 2010

Easy to read by someone unfamiliar with the technical, sociological and historical aspects of reproduction.

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