The Social Impact of Modern Biology

The Social Impact of Modern Biology

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Originally published in 1971. Discoveries in modern biology can radically change human life as we know it. As our understanding of living processes, such as inheritance, grows, so do the possibilities of applying these results for good and evil, such as the treatment of disease, the control of ageing, behaviour and genetic engineering. These discoveries and their implications are discussed by some of the worlda€™s leading biologists.The plan is to use modern scientific techniques, borrowed from biology, physiology and genetics, to influence human reproduction. ... sense as, for example, the transference of an already fertilized ovum from the mother to a different woman or to a test tube. ... In civilizations, where the sanctity of the individual is fundamental, there can be little doubt that all compulsory eugenical procedures are unethical.

Title:The Social Impact of Modern Biology
Author:Fuller Watson
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-06-03


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