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Ethics

  • An Introduction to Ethical, Safety and Intellectual Property Rights Issues in Biotechnologyby Padma Nambisan

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 69.95

    An Introduction to Ethical, Safety and Intellectual Property Rights Issues in Biotechnology provides a comprehensive look at the biggest technologies that have revolutionized biology since the early 20th century, also discussing their impact on society. The book focuses on issues related to bioethics, biosafety and intellectual property rights,... more...

  • Our Posthuman Futureby Francis Fukuyama

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 9.31

    Is a baby whose personality has been chosen from a gene supermarket still a human? If we choose what we create what happens to morality? Is this the end of human nature? The dramatic advances in DNA technology over the last few years are the stuff of science fiction. It is now not only possible to clone human beings it is happening. For the first... more...

  • A Crack in Creationby Jennifer Doudna; Samuel Sternberg

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    Jennifer Doudna, the world-famous scientist behind CRISPR, ‘one of the most monumental discoveries in biology’ ( New York Times ), describes its power to reshape the future of all life and warns of its use. A handful of discoveries have changed the course of human history. This book is about the most recent and potentially the most powerful and... more...

  • Reproductive Ethicsby Lisa Campo-Engelstein; Paul Burcher

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 167.89

    This book summarizes the contributions at an April 2016 conference held at Albany Medical College, Reproductive Ethics: New Challenges and Conversations . Reproductive ethics does not suffer from a lack of challenging issues, yet a few "hot button" issues such as abortion and surrogacy seem to attract most of the attention, while other issues and... more...

  • Autobiography of a Diseaseby Patrick Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Autobiography of a Disease documents, in experimental form, the experience of extended life-threatening illness in contemporary US hospitals and clinics. The narrative is based primarily on the author’s sudden and catastrophic collapse into a coma and long hospitalization thirteen years ago; but it has also been crafted from twelve years of research... more...

  • The Matter of the Heartby Thomas Morris

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    ‘Thrilling… The “dizzying” story of heart surgery is every bit as important as that of the nuclear, computer or rocket ages. And now it has been given the history it deserves’ Sunday Times For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. ... more...

  • Humane Health Care for Prisoners: Ethical and Legal Challengesby Kenneth Faiver; Alice Heiserman

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 73.00

    The mission of corrections is the care and custody of prisoners with a view to public safety within a place dedicated to punishment, while the mission of the medical and mental health professionals in a corrections facility is to care for the health and well-being of the prisoners. Both have a duty to provide care, but their differing roles and objectives... more...

  • Personal Identity as a Principle of Biomedical Ethicsby Michael Quante

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 89.53

    This book brings together the debate concerning personal identity (in metaphysics) and central topics in biomedical ethics (conception of birth and death; autonomy, living wills and paternalism). Based on a metaphysical account of personal identity in the sense of persistence and conditions for human beings, conceptions for beginning of life, and death... more...

  • Biomedical Odysseysby Priscilla Song

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged neurons and restore lost bodily functions, people grappling with paralysis and neurodegenerative disorders have ignored the warnings of doctors and scientists... more...

  • The Elderlyby Martin Lyon Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 375.00

    Aging is a public health priority that is becoming increasingly important in both developed and less developed nations, with individual health care providers and law-makers each facing difficult ethical and policy dilemmas. The complex issues physicians deal with include informed consent and patient decision-making capacity, use of advance care planning... more...