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Title Design and destiny : Jewish and Christian perspectives on human germline modification / edited by Ronald Cole-Turner
Published Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Basic bioethics
Basic bioethics.
Contents Religion and the question of human germline modification / Ronald Cole-Turner -- Judaism and germline modification / Elliot N. Dorff -- The Roman Catholic magisterium and genetic research: an overview and evaluation / Thomas A. Shannon -- A traditional Christian reflection on re-engineering human nature / H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. -- Germline gene modification and the human condition before God / Nigel M. de S. Cameron and Amy Michelle Debaets -- Human germline therapy: proper human responsibility or playing God? / James J. Walter -- Germline genetics, human nature and social ethics / Lisa Sowle Cahill -- Freedom, conscience and virtue: theological perspectives on the ethics of inherited genetic modification / Celia Deane-Drummond -- Religion, genetics and the future / Ronald Cole-Turner
Summary Scholars discuss the genetic modification of embryonic cells from the viewpoints of traditional Jewish and Christian teaching, considering both the possible therapeutic benefits of this technology and moral concerns about its implementation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Genetic engineering -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Genetic engineering -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Medical genetics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Medical genetics -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Genetic Engineering -- ethics.
Germ Cells.
Religion and Medicine.
Form Electronic book
Author Cole-Turner, Ronald, 1948-
ISBN 0262033739 (cloth)
0262270633 (electronic bk.)
0262533014 (paper)
1435628039 (electronic bk.)
9780262033732 (cloth)
9780262270632 (electronic bk.)
9780262533010 (paper)
9781435628038 (electronic bk.)