Smart Mice, Not-So-Smart People: An Interesting and Amusing Guide to Bioethics

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - Medical - 209 pages
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An assortment of lighthearted and provocative essays about bioethics issues invites readers to formulate their own opinions about a wide variety of topics, from genetically modified foods and cloning to Mad Cow disease and advanced maternal age.
 

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This is a collection of interesting essays on various topics relating to biological social issues, especially ethics. They are grouped by topic, and undated, but it becomes obvious that they are ... Read full review

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Contents

Duty versus Conscience
3
The Ethics of Brain Imaging
6
Has DirecttoConsumer Advertising Gone Too Far?
7
Ethical Lessons from the Flu Bug
8
The Colonel Kicks the Habit
11
Shame on Jeb Bush
13
Stark Raving Madness
15
End of Life
17
Cloning Flicks Offer a Moral Lesson
100
Embryonic Cloning Feat Points to Problems with Bush Policy
102
Korean Cloning Fraud
105
Media Bungled Clone Claim Coverage
108
Chutzpah
112
The End of the Embryonic Stem Cell Debate
116
Mapping Ourselves
119
Ethics First Then Genetics
121

Million Dollar Baby
19
PhysicianAssisted Suicide in Oregon
22
Lessons from Terri Schiavo
25
Engineering Ourselves
29
Is Cosmetic Surgery Always Vain?
31
Faceoff over Gene Foods
33
Heightened Questions about Growth Hormone
35
Brain Enhancement
36
Medicine for the Sake of Convenience?
39
Raffy and the Trouble with Steroids
41
When Steroids and Politics Mix
43
ANDi the Fluorescent Monkey
45
Engineering Plants Microbes and Animals
47
Are Genetically Modified Foods Fit for a Dog?
49
Miss Cleo Meet CC the Kitty Clone
51
Whipping Up the Avian Flu
53
Should Scientists Create New Life?
55
Smart Mice NotSoSmart People
57
Experimentation Ethics
59
Any Volunteers?
61
Lawsuits Are Not the Answer
64
Commercial Concerns Should Take a Backseat to Public Awareness
66
Research Ban at Hopkins a Sign of Ethical Crisis
68
Research on the Newly Dead
71
Will We Ever Debunk Our Mythology about Human Subjects Research?
72
Health Reform
75
Cause Celebre
77
Cheap Drugs Are Not the Answer to the African AIDS CrisisBetter Infrastructure Is
79
Humility or Hubris?
81
Fiddling While the Health System Burns
83
No Coverage for Kids a Moral Failure
85
New World Calls for New Health Care
87
Our Dying Health Care System
89
The Moral Tragedy of Chronic Illness
91
Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research
95
Separating the Science from the Fiction
97
His Genes Our Genome
124
Lets Keep Our Genome in Perspective
126
Darwin Vindicated
129
Ready for the Genomic Age?
131
Unethical Policies Undermine Value of Genetic Testing
134
Who Needs Bill Gates?
136
Reproduction
139
Lets Talk about Sex
141
Model Eggs
144
Soldiers Sperm Offers Biological Insurance Policy
146
Taking Reproductive Responsibility
148
Test Tube Babies versus Clones
150
The Problem with Embryo Adoption
153
Are You Ever Too Old to Have a Baby?
156
The State of Science in the United States
159
Hullabaloo over MMR Risk Misses the Point
161
If Science Becomes Politicized Where Do We Go for Truth?
163
Is Biomedical Research Too Dangerous to Pursue?
165
Misusing the Nazi Analogy
168
How the Presidents Council on Bioethics Lost Its Credibility
170
Pray It Aint So
174
Who Wins When Religion Squares Off against Science?
176
Why Are These Nuts Testifying?
180
Donation and Transplantation of Organs
183
About Face
185
Restricting Blood Donations or Mad Cow the Deadlier Threat?
188
Jumping the Line
190
wwwmatchingdonorscom
192
Misguided Effort to Ease the Organ Shortage
194
No Excuse for Blood Donor Bias
197
Sperm Transplants Should Spur Debate
199
The Return of Fetal Tissue Transplants
201
What Is Bioethics?
203
About the Author
210
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