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Social theory and human biotechnology.


Social theory and human biotechnology.

Owen, Tim.

Nova Science Publishers


193 pages




Owen (criminology, U. of Central Lancashire, UK) has applied "post- postmodern" sociological theories to ethical topics in biotechnology by exploring such examples as The Human Genome Project, reproductive biotechnology and the biomedical model proposed by writers of the "embodied" school of thinking. Written for fellow scientists and scholars, this volume reviews the transitions in social theory that have led to current discussions about building the bridge between metatheory and actual biotechnology techniques. The author highlights such ethical concerns as cloning, artificial insemination, egg donation, prenatal diagnosis, selection for sex and gene therapy.

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