The Sorting Society: The Ethics of Genetic Screening and Therapy

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The 'sorting society' expresses what many people believe will be the outcome of advances in genetic technology: a society in which many characteristics of children are no longer the result of genetic chance but of deliberate selection. This book focuses on the ethical, legal and social issues raised by this technology. Is the prospect of a sorting society something that we should welcome or deplore? Do concerns about how parents or societies might exercise the choice given to them by genetic technology give us reason to ...

The Sorting Society: The Ethics of Genetic Screening and Therapy 2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521689847

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