The Lives to Come

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 4, 1997 - Science - 397 pages
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A critically praised survey explores the ethical, legal, political, and social concerns surrounding today's revolutionary genetic research, illustrated with examples, case studies, and scenarios drawn from real life and real science. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
  

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The lives to come: the genetic revolution and human possibilities

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In the early 1990s, several books appeared discussing the promise and pitfalls of the human genome project, the international plan to map human DNA. Now, a second wave of titles makes it clear that ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
9
The Shapes of Suffering
13
Our Mortal Coils
23
To Test or Not to Test?
65
The Road to Health?
87
A Patchwork of Therapies
105
The New Pariahs?
127
Studies in Scarlet
157
Playing God?
221
Fascinating Genetalk
239
SelfDissection
271
The Quality of Lives
285
An Unequal Inheritance
309
Postscript March 1997
327
Notes
343
Glossary
363

The Specters That Wont Go Away 181
179
Inescapable Eugenics
187
Delimiting Disease
205
Acknowledgments
369
Index
375
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Philip Kitcher is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, and Director of its Center for the Philosophy of Science. Kitcher is the author of a searching book on "Scientific" Creationism, "Abusing Science, " published by The MIT Press in 1982.

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