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Genes And Future People

Philosophical Issues In Human Genetics, 1st Edition

By Walter Glannon


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Advances in genetic technology in general and medical genetics in particular will enable us to intervene in the process of human biological development which extends from zygotes and embryos to people. This will allow us to control to a great extent the identities and the length and quality of the lives of people who already exist, as well as those

Table of Contents

Introduction -- 1 The Reach of Genes: Biology, Metaphysics, Morality -- 2 Genetic Information, Obligation, and the Prevention of Lives -- 3 Gene Therapy and Genetic Enhancement -- 4 The Morality of Human Cloning -- 5 Extending the Human Life Span

About the Author

Walter Glannon received a BA from Duke University, a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University. He has been a Killam Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia, a Fellow at the Institute for Ethics of the American Medical Association, and a Fellow at the MacLean centre for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago. He is Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University and Clinical Ethicist at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal.

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