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Human genetics : fabricating the future

By: Song, Robert

Part of the Ethics & theology series
0232523932 / 9780232523935
Paperback
11/03/2002
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United Kingdom
22 cm vi, 143 p.
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Robert Song considers some of the fundamental causal factors - attitudes and beliefs as well as scientific and commercial pressures - which have governed developments in human genetics, discussing them in relation to central ethical questions raised by Christian theology.

Behind the development of technologies like genetic screening, cloning and `designer babies', he argues, are dominant cultural aspirations to `perfection' and absolute choice. `In response to this there is a need for an alternative vision of society and the human good, one which is not driven by the hectoring necessities that generate the technological imperative.'

BIC:

HRCM Christian theology, MBDC Medical ethics & professional conduct, MFN Medical genetics

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