English | 3000 pages | ISBN-10: 0028657748 | PDF | 31.63 MB
Medical and scientific technology allow us to significantly alter nearly every aspect of human life. We can make people live longer. We can give children to the infertile. We can genetically engineer food and the time is approaching when we will be able to genetically engineer human beings. These developments influence our laws, our economies and our ethical systems. In this constantly changing field of bioethics, many issues have evolved to such a degree that they had barely emerged at the time of the 2nd edition. Ongoing debates are intensifying on a number of issues that were not covered in the 2nd edition, such as cloning, stem cell research, same-sex marriage and privatization of access to water. The articles included in this encyclopedia are multidisciplinary, covering such fields as medicine and health, business, scientific research, philosophy, politics and more.
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