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019    390948988 
020    9780521768283 (hardback) 
020    0521768284 (hardback) 
020    9780521745277 (pbk.) 
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035    (OCoLC)297147084|z(OCoLC)390948988 
049    TTNM 
050 00 R724|b.P64 2009 
100 1  Pollard, Irina. 
245 10 Bioscience ethics /|cIrina Pollard. 
260    New York :|bCambridge University Press,|c2009. 
300    xiv, 317 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Human origins, natural selection and the evolution of 
       ethics -- Sex determination, brain sex and sexual 
       behaviour -- Inappropriate lifestyle and congenital 
       disability in children: basic principles of growth, 
       toxicology, teratogenesis and mutagenesis -- Substance 
       abuse and parenthood: biological mechanisms - bioethical 
       responsibilities: Behavioral variables, biological 
       consequences; Behavioral variables, bioethical challenges 
       -- Fertility awareness: the ovulatory method of birth 
       control, ageing gametes and congenital malformation in 
       children -- Understanding child abuse and its biological 
       consequences -- The state of wellbeing: basic principles, 
       coping strategies and individual mastery -- The state of 
       wellbing: on the end-of-life care and euthanasia -- 
       Current reproductive technologies: achievements and 
       desired goals: Lifestyle, fertility and the assisted 
       reproductive technologies (ARTs); Assisted reproduction, 
       genetic diversity and the biology of conservation -- The 
       recombinant DNA technologies: Genetic engineering and 
       related technologies - biological perspective; The Human 
       Genome and the Human Genome Diversity Projects -- Stem 
       cells, nuclear transfer and cloning technology -- Human-
       dominated ecosystems: re-evaluating environmental 
       priorities: Population growth and economic activity - are 
       we overstraining our limits?; Understanding living cycles 
       and anticipating environmental policies rather than 
       relying on remedial measures -- Human-dominated ecosystems
       : reclaiming the future for following generations: Self-
       destructive behaviour and overexploitation of the 
       environment; Chemical exposure, sex determination and 
       sexual behaviour -- Human-dominated ecosystems: warfare = 
       fitness enhancement or losing strategy? -- Human-dominated
       ecosystems: reworking bioethical frontiers: Global 
       responsibility - a transboundary détente to developmental 
       needs and environmental preservation; Stewardship of 
       Mother Earth - in defense of the global commons. 
520    Bioscience ethics facilitates free and accurate 
       information transfer from applied science to applied 
       bioethics. Its major elements are: increased understanding
       of biological systems, responsible use of technology, and 
       attuning ethnocentric debates to new scientific insights. 
       Pioneered by the author in 1994, bioscience ethics has 
       become an internationally recognized discipline, 
       interfacing science and bioethics within professional 
       perspectives such as medical, legal, bio-engineering, and 
       economics. The fundamental feature of this book is its 
       breadth, important because bioscience ethics interweaves 
       many diverse subjects in the process of gathering 
       specialist scientific knowledge for bioethical review. It 
       contains chapters which embrace topics affecting human 
       reproduction, end-of-life care and euthanasia, challenge 
       human-dominated ecosystems, and review population growth, 
       economic activity and warfare. A background section 
       describes the evolution of ethical consciousness, explores
       the future, and proposes that the reworking of ethical 
       boundaries can enhance mature decision-making in harmony 
       with changing technology. 
650  0 Medical ethics. 
650  0 Bioethics. 
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