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Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN10: 1893554996 ISBN13: 9781893554993 DDC: 306.4/61 LCC: TP248.23 Edition: (alk. paper)

Summary

"In addition to explaining the science of stem cells this highly readable and carefully researched book reports on the gargantuan "Big Biotech" industry and its supporters in the universities and in the science and bioethics establishments. Smith reveals how this lobby works and how the ideology of "scientism," mixed with the lure of riches, threatens to impose on society a "new eugenics" that would dismantle ethical norms and compromise the uniqueness and importance of all human life."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index. Ch. 1. Biotech new world -- Ch. 2. The great stem cell debate of 2001 -- Ch. 3. Reproduction as replication -- Ch. 4. The foot in the door to brave new world -- Ch. 5. Political science -- Ch. 6. Will humans remain human? -- Ch. 7. Food for thought.

Classification

  • LCC: TP248.23
  • Dewey Decimal: 306.4/61

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xv, 219 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition Info: (alk. paper)

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