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Brave New World? Theology, Ethics and the Human Genome

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Brave New World? Theology, Ethics and the Human Genome by Deane-Drummond, Celia, 9780567089366
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  • ISBN: 9780567089366 | 0567089363
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/2003
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One of the key issues facing us in the new millennium is the ability to manipulate the genetics of living organisms. The possibility of manipulating human genetics raises many theological, ethical and sociopolitical issues. These include specific decisions about whether the technology will be developed, how it will be applied and more general questions about the technical manipulation of "natural" processes. From a theological perspective the human genome project not only challenges particular doctrines, such as that of creation, eschatology and anthropology, but also raises particular issues of social justice and medical ethics. The purpose of this book is to bring together the collective expertise of theologians, scientists and social scientists in order to provide forum for critique and public debate focused on the human genome project. It is hoped that the results presented in this book offer a sophisticated theological and ethical response.

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