Press "Enter" to skip to content

After the Genome: A Language for Our Biotechnological Future by Michael J. Hyde, James A. Herrick

By Michael J. Hyde, James A. Herrick

Biotechnological developments over the past half-century have compelled humanity to return to grips with the opportunity of a post-human destiny. The ever-evolving evaluations approximately how society may still expect this biotechnological frontier call for a language that would describe our new destiny and talk about its ethics. After the Genome brings jointly specialist voices from the geographical regions of ethics, rhetoric, faith, and technology to aid lead advanced conversations approximately end-of-life care, the connection among sin and drugs, and the security of human rights in a post-human world.

With chapters at the previous and way forward for the science-warfare narrative, the rhetoric of care and its impact on these discomfort, black rhetoric and biotechnology, making plans for the top of lifestyles, regenerative medication, and extra, After the Genome yields nice perception into the human and strikes us ahead towards a really humane method of who we're and who we're changing into.

Show description

Read or Download After the Genome: A Language for Our Biotechnological Future PDF

Best medical ethics books

How Doctors Think: Clinical Judgment and the Practice of Medicine

How medical professionals imagine defines the character and significance of scientific judgment. even if physicians utilize technology, this e-book argues that drugs isn't itself a technology yet fairly an interpretive perform that depends on medical reasoning. a doctor seems to be on the patient's background besides the offering actual signs and juxtaposes those with scientific event and empirical reports to build a tentative account of the sickness.

The Illusion of Trust: Toward a Medical Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age

This ebook is ready belief and its implications for a scientific theological ethics. starting with its earliest paintings, there was consciousness to belief working in the course of the bioethics literature within the usa, and masses of this dialogue has tested its theological parts. basically, belief is vital while describing the patient-physician courting, so why is there a necessity for one more examine?

Surrogates and Other Mothers: Debates Over Assisted Reproduction

Advancements in new reproductive applied sciences have confounded public coverage and created criminal and moral quandaries for execs and traditional voters alike. Drawing from the most up-tp-date clinical, psychiatric, felony, and bioethical literature, Ruth Macklin, famous writer and thinker, offers the arguments surrounding those advances during the voices of fictional characters.

The science of human perfection : how genes became the heart of American medicine

Nearly day-by-day we listen information tales, ads, and medical reviews promising that genetic drugs will make us reside longer, permit medical professionals to spot and deal with illnesses prior to they damage us, and individualize our treatment. yet unusually, a century in the past eugenicists have been making a similar delivers.

Extra info for After the Genome: A Language for Our Biotechnological Future

Example text

The result of this combination of factors is that research that combines novel biotechnology and surgery, as does much regenerative medicine research, is especially likely to present the possibility of direct benefit to patient-subjects, even in the earliest stages. And when direct benefit is at least somewhat likely for subjects, the line between treatment and research can be difficult to maintain. it can also be difficult to articulate—and to understand—outside the highly specific context of the informed consent process in a given clinical trial, as the following example will demonstrate.

Bioethics and communication scholars like Tim Caulfield and Celeste Condit have examined scholarly and popular depictions of research, especially novel biotechnologies like genomic and stem cell research, and have come to several useful conclusions. 90 This is, to a certain extent, unsurprising. As a general matter, research involving novel biotechnologies is complex, highly interesting to the public, and often the subject of press releases authored by public relations professionals working in both academia and industry.

With deeper burns comes more complex tissue organization beyond the simple multilayered cells of the epithelium, so the regeneration of nerves and microvascular structures may depend on the body’s own capacity to regrow. Tubular Structures The next classification of tissue complexity can be described as hollow tubular structures. Regenerative medicine has been able to successfully replicate many types of tubular structures in both animals and humans. in general, these are subcomponents of larger organ systems, and consist of two different cell types arranged as sheets of cells.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 31 votes