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How to build a better human: An Ethical Blueprint

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Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield
Pub. Date:
2015
Edition:
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Language:
English
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"Medicine has recently discovered spectacular tools for human enhancement. Yet to date, it has failed to use them well, in part because of ethical objections. Meanwhile, covert attempts flourish to enhance with steroids, mind-enhancing drugs, and cosmetic surgery - all largely unstudied scientifically. The little success to date has been sporadic and financed privately. In How to Build a Better Human, prominent bioethicist Gregory E. Pence argues that people, if we are careful and ethical, can use genetics, biotechnology, and medicine to improve ourselves, and that we should publicly study what people are doing covertly. Pence believes that we need to transcend the two common frame stories of bioethics: bioconservative alarmism and uncritical enthusiasm, and that bioethics should become part of the solution - not the problem - in making better humans"--Publishers.
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subject_facetBUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Business Ethics
Bioethical Issues
Biomedical Enhancement -- ethics
Electronic books
Genetic Counseling - ethics
Genetic Counseling -- ethics
Medical innovations -- Moral and ethical aspects
title_displayHow to build a better human : an ethical blueprint
title_fullHow to Build a Better Human : An Ethical Blueprint Pence, Gregory E.
How to build a better human : an ethical blueprint / Gregory E. Pence
title_shortHow to build a better human
title_subAn Ethical Blueprint
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Bioethical Issues
Biomedical Enhancement
Business Ethics
Genetic Counseling
Genetic Counseling - ethics
Medical innovations
Moral and ethical aspects
ethics