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    Henry T. Greely(Author)

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Within twenty, maybe forty, years most people in developed countries will stop having sex for the purpose of reproduction. Instead, prospective parents will be told as much as they wish to know about the genetic makeup of dozens of embryos, and they will pick one or two for implantation, gestation, and birth. And it will be safe, lawful, easy, and free. In this work of prophetic scholarship, Henry T. Greely explains the revolutionary biological technologies that make this future a seeming inevitability and sets out the deep ethical and legal challenges humanity faces as a result. The first child born after preimplantation genetic diagnosis and in vitro fertilisation is now 25 years old, and thousands more are born each year. Advanced by economic, social, legal, and political forces, the emerging science has made the concerns that were once the stuff of science fiction into real ethical problems that our children and grandchildren will face routinely. Deeply informed by Greely's command of both science and law, The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction is a book for parents, citizens, and all those, born and unborn, who will face the consequences of a new era of human reproduction.

"We owe it to ourselves, to the society we live in, to our children and our children s children to think long and hard about the arguments Greely presents before we make choices about the future of human reproduction. One of the most exciting and thought-provoking books I have read in a long time." --Jennifer Merchant, Universite de Paris II"Greely's book offers a balanced, informed and calm analysis of the legal, ethical and social frameworks within which we must resolve these dilemma's. It is a work neither of advocacy nor outrage, but is humble and humane - a model of what good bioethics can be. It shows us how to think rather than telling us what to think." --New Statesman"The book is ambitious in scope, including as it does a summary of the background science. However readers may find the description of the machinery of cells, chromosomes and genomes heavy going. And explanations of evolutionary biology are not the author's strong point. On the other hand, the history of the science of stem cells is nicely told. And there are good explanations of applied scientific and medical topics, such as the treatment of infertility and the genetics of inherited disease." Dr. Peter Sozou, Bionews"I expected to be unsurprised by The End of Sex, but Greely s background in law and bioethics brought a fresh perspective. The book is a timely assessment of the way things are, and the direction they are heading: it is also a rallying call for debate about regulation, and about the sort of society we want to live in." --New Scientist

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  • PDF | 400 pages
  • Henry T. Greely(Author)
  • Harvard University Press; 1 edition (27 May 2016)
  • English
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  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By Ed Mac on 20 November 2016

    5 stars :)

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