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The Resource The lives to come : the genetic revolution and human possibilities, Philip Kitcher

The lives to come : the genetic revolution and human possibilities, Philip Kitcher

Label
The lives to come : the genetic revolution and human possibilities
Title
The lives to come
Title remainder
the genetic revolution and human possibilities
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kitcher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Lives to Come is at once a concise and accessible guide to the research that scientists are conducting in the field of genetics, a realistic survey of the likely near-term contributions of that research to the treatment of disease, and a thoughtful probing of the deep moral and social issues raised by our increasing abilities to predict the onset of hereditary disease and to make decisions about the kinds of people who will be born. A distinguished scholar of the history and philosophy of science, Philip Kitcher insightfully addresses the practical and philosophical questions posed by the explosion of new discoveries in the field of genetics. As our ability to determine whether individuals are at risk for various diseases and disabilities increases, will medical treatments keep pace? Could widespread use of genetic tests lead to new forms of discrimination in insurance, employment, and how people are viewed by society? How can genetic knowledge improve law enforcement while protecting the rights of the innocent? As prenatal testing provides new opportunities to select the types of people brought into being, how can the abuse of that power be prevented so that we avoid the evils of the eugenic past? If scientists discover a genetic basis for traits deemed socially objectionable, might abortion become a tool for avoiding the birth of "undesirables"? To what extent do new discoveries support the idea that our destinies are written in our genes? More fundamentally, what will become of our self-image as we find out more and more about the mechanisms of our bodies and our brains?
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kitcher, Philip
Dewey number
573.2/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH431
LC item number
.K54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 F-187
  • QH 431
NLM item number
K62L 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human Genome Project
  • Human Genome Project
  • Human Genome Project
  • Human genetics
  • Genetics
  • Human genetics
  • Antropogenetica
  • Human Genome Project
  • Ethische aspecten
Label
The lives to come : the genetic revolution and human possibilities, Philip Kitcher
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-346) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shapes of suffering -- Our mortal coils -- To test or not to test? -- The road to health? -- A patchwork of therapies -- The new pariahs? -- Studies in ;scarlet -- Interlude: The specters that won't go away -- Inescapable eugenics -- Delimiting disease -- Playing God? -- Fascinating genetalk -- Self-dissection -- The quality of lives -- An unequal inheritance
Control code
ocm33131543
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
381 p.
Isbn
9780684800554
Lccn
95041523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33131543
  • (OCoLC)33131543
Label
The lives to come : the genetic revolution and human possibilities, Philip Kitcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shapes of suffering -- Our mortal coils -- To test or not to test? -- The road to health? -- A patchwork of therapies -- The new pariahs? -- Studies in ;scarlet -- Interlude: The specters that won't go away -- Inescapable eugenics -- Delimiting disease -- Playing God? -- Fascinating genetalk -- Self-dissection -- The quality of lives -- An unequal inheritance
Control code
ocm33131543
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
381 p.
Isbn
9780684800554
Lccn
95041523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33131543
  • (OCoLC)33131543

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