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Author(s): S. Ignacimuthu, s.j.

ISBN:    978-81-7319-966-0 
Publication Year:   2009
Pages:   208
Binding:   Paper Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   350


About the book

Bioethics deals with ethical issues connected with living beings in relation to their environment. This book covers the history and principles of bioethics and discusses issues concerning reproduction, birth, life, death, health, biomedical innovations, genetic engineering, biosafety, experimentation, biodiversity, intellectual property rights and environment in a simple and comprehensive manner. Topics such as Abortion, Euthanasia, Organ Transplant, Stem Cells, Gene Therapy, Cloning, Transgenics, Containment, Clinical Trials, Farmersí Rights, Bioremediation and Environmental Protection are elucidated in greater detail. Special emphasis is laid on the values that should govern our actions based on proper ethical considerations. This book is a must for all biology, biotechnology, engineering, medical and law students.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Acknowledgement / History and Principles: Definitions / Goals / History / Principles / Approaches / Need / Facing Problems and Finding Solutions / Issues Concerning Reproduction, Birth, Life and Death: Artificial Insemination and Egg Donation / In vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transplants / Freezing Germ Cells and Human Embryos / Surrogate Motherhood and Womb Leasing / Genetic Testing and Counselling / Prenatal Diagnosis and Sex Selection / Abortion / Therapeutic Procedures for Sustaining Life / Euthanasia / Issues Concerning Health and Biomedical Innovations: Organ Transplants / Stem Cells / Human Genome Project / Gene Therapy / Cloning / Genetic Engineering, Biosafety and Experimentation: Genetic Engineering / Biosafety / Experimentation/ Biodiversity, Intellectual Property Rights and Environment: Biodiversity / Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) / Environment / Study Questions / References / Index.


Students in Biology, Biotechnology, Engineering, Medical and Law


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