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Social theory and human biotechnology.

9781606925317

Social theory and human biotechnology.

Owen, Tim.

Nova Science Publishers

2009

193 pages

$79.00

Hardcover

H61

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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