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Influencing Traits Before Birth

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Shaun PattinsonSheffield Insitute of Biotechnological Law and Ethics, Sheffield

ISBN13: 9780754622864
ISBN: 075462286X
Published: September 2002
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



In this text the author presents a moral critique of the laws governing the creation of ""designer babies."" Alan Gewirth's Principle of Generic Consistency is used as the starting point for developing a framework, which is then used to critique the legal position in the EU countries (with particular reference to the UK), Canada and the USA. The conclusion the author reaches is that a proper moral response to the issues covered must take account of specified prima facie presumptions, to be applied by legitimately appointed regulatory bodies. The text assesses the adequacy of existing regulatory responses by reference to these presumptions.;Also containing detailed appendices summarizing the legal position with regard to abortion and prenatal diagnosis, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, in vitro embryo research, cloning, and germ-line gene therapy in the countries mentioned above, this volume is an indispensable resource for both students and scholars with a keen interest in this highly contested field.

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Contents:
Moral status - the objects of moral concern; Prenatal influence of traits - questioning the present, the possible, and the probable; Regulation of genetic and reproductive techniques I - prenatal genetic testing and embro-foetal research; Regulation of genetic and reproductive techniques II - cloning and prenatal gene therapy; Prenatal influence of traits - legitimate goal?.