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Author Bailey, Ronald.

Title Liberation biology : the scientific and moral case for the biotech revolution / Ronald Bailey.

Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  303.483 B155l 2005    ---  Available
Description 332 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-310)
Contents Preface: brave new world reconsidered -- Introduction: biopolitics-fight of the century -- Forever young : the biology and politics of immortality -- Final victory over disease? : building humanity's extended immune system -- Are stem cells babies? : the ethics of making perfect transplants -- Who's afraid of human cloning? -- Hooray for designer babies! -- Biotech cornucopia : improving nature for humanity's benefit -- Changing your own mind : the neuroethics of psychopharmacology -- Conclusion: the age of liberation biology -- Acknowledgements -- Author biography -- Endnotes.
Summary By the middle of the 21st century century we can expect that the rapid progress in biotechnology will utterly transform human life. Even the prospect of immortality beckons. Such scenarios excite many people and frighten or appall many others--already biotechnology opponents are organizing political movements aimed at restricting scientific research, banning the development and commercialization of various products and technologies, and limiting citizens' access to the fruits of the biotech revolution. Bailey argues that the coming biotechnology revolution, far from endangering human dignity, will enable more of us to live flourishing lives free of disease, disability, and the threat of early death. He covers the full range of the coming biotechnology breakthroughs, from stem-cell research to third-world farming, from brain-enhancing neuropharmaceuticals to designer babies.--From publisher description.
Subject Biotechnology -- Social aspects.
Genetic engineering -- Social aspects.
Biotechnology -- ethics.
Genetic Engineering -- ethics.
ISBN 1591022274 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Standard No. 9781591022275 (hardcover : alk. paper) 90000
NLM 101249309

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