Pandora's baby: how the first test tube babies sparked the reproductive revolution

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Jun 15, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 326 pages
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This is the highly acclaimed book by Robin Marantz Henig about the early days of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the ethical and legal battles waged in the 1970s, as well as the scientific advances that eventually changed the public perception of test tube babies. Published in paperback for the first time, this timely and provocative book brilliantly presents the scientific and ethical dilemmas in the ongoing debate over what it means to be human in a technological age.

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Pandora's baby: how the first test tube babies sparked the reproductive revolution

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In this fascinating look at science, history, and bioethics, Henig (The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel) takes readers back to the 1970s, when the first in-vitro ... Read full review

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Very interesting but took me over a week to read. Sometimes non-fiction bogs me down. I liked references to Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)Pg. 8 and 104 and the last 2 chapters that dealt with what's ... Read full review


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Robin Marantz Henig is the author of six books, including "A Dancing Matrix: How Science Confronts Emerging Viruses". She routinely writes about science & medicine for such publications as the "New York Times Magazine" & "USA Today". She lives in Maryland.

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