This eminently readable book takes it one case at a time, shedding light on the social, economic and legal side of 21st century medicine while giving the reader an informed basis on which to answer personal, practical questions such as:
- Should we test and modify our genes?
- How much is too much in the world of designer food and pets?
- Should we enhance ourselves and if so, how far beyond our natural abilities?
- Must we design our children?
- How long should we plan to live, and how should we think about dying in the 21st Century?
Dr. Glenn McGee is John B. Francis Endowed Chair in Bioethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics, in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the founding editor of The American Journal of Bioethics and a leading authority on ethical issues in science and medicine. McGee's books include The Perfect Baby (2nd edition, 2000), The Human Cloning Debate (with A. Caplan, 4th edition, 2004), and the best-selling Beyond Genetics: The User's Guide to DNA (2004). In addition, he has authored hundreds of scholarly papers about ethical, legal and social issues in medicine.
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