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Redesigning Humans: Choosing Our Genes, Changing Our Future
Contributor(s): Stock, Gregory (Author)

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ISBN: 0618340831     ISBN-13: 9780618340835
Publisher: Mariner Books
OUR PRICE: $15.26  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: April 2003
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Annotation: In a book that is sure to elicit an emotional response from readers, Stock shows that governments, religious groups, and others with ethical and moral concerns will not be able to stop the coming trend of choosing genes at the embryo stage.
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BISAC Categories:
- Science | Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Dewey: 176
LCCN: 2003041704
Physical Information: 0.72" H x 5.41" W x 8.56" (0.87 lbs) 296 pages
 
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A groundbreaking work, Redesigning Humans tackles the controversial subject of engineering the human germline -- the process of permanently altering the genetic code of an individual so that the changes are passed on to the offspring. Gregory Stock, an expert on the implications of recent advances in reproductive biology, has glimpsed the inevitable future of biomedical engineering. Within decades, Stock asserts, technological advances will bring meaningful changes to our offspring; this scientific revolution promises to fundamentally alter the human species. With recent findings presented in a new afterword, Stock's provocative assessment cuts through the debate to envision an age of radical biotechnological advancement and unprecedented human choice.

Contributor Bio(s): Stock, Gregory: - Gregory Stock, director of the Program of Medicine, Technology, and Society at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, has also written, among other books, Metaman: The Merging of Humans and Machines into a Global Superorganism and the best-selling volume on ethical dilemmas, The Book of Questions.
 
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