Bodies in glass: genetics, eugenics, embryo ethics
'Baby Drug Kills Test-Tube Mum', 'Black Couples Beg Me to Give Them White Babies': these headlines, along with recent debates over 'virgin births' parental rights over frozen embryos and 'gay genes' are characteristic of nearly two decades of popular controversies generated in the wake of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), recombinant genetics and related reproduction technologies. Bodies in Glass is an extensive analysis of feminist approaches to IVF and other new techniques covered by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. Deborah Steinberg exlores the professional and legal cultures of IVF, selective breeding ideologies and embryo 'rights' politics in this innovative and topical book.
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