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Where Science and Ethics Meet : Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology (Hardcover) (Chris
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Through engaging case studies and clear explanations of the underlying science, this book makes the social impacts and ethical consequences of recent advances in biomedicine understandable for general readers.
• Provides clear, easily understandable information for nonspecialist readers with sufficient detail to enable an understanding of the science behind the discoveries and the range of ethical problems they generate
• Presents a dynamic mix of present or near-future case studies (fictional), scientific explanations, and discussions of ethics
• Addresses topics that are frequently in the media, such as cloning, organ transplantation, and genetic modification, and clarifies concepts that people have heard about but may not fully understand
• Summarizes arguments in favor and against to allow readers to form their own opinions on important ethical debates