Genetic Democracy: Philosophical Perspectives
“Genetic Democracy” involves an in-depth analysis of the ethical, social and philosophical issues related to modern genetic research and gene technology. The aim of the book is to introduce systematic research on the social and ethical impacts of the use and development of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as well as the acquisition, use and storage of human genetic information (HGI). The book contributes to enhancing public discussion and reaching fair and democratic decision-making practices in GMO and HGI use and development both on local and global level.
There are currently few European texts which address the issues involved in a theoretical and systematical manner. “Genetic Democracy” has been written from the viewpoint of social and political philosophy rather than that of traditional bioethics. There is a clear need for a throughout and authoritative philosophical and ethical analysis of the issues involved in genetic research and gene technology. The book will appeal to philosophers, social scientists, genetics professionals, policy makers, academics, industrial organisations and human rights organisations as well as university students and legal scholars. The book will have a broad appeal across Europe, Asia and America since many states are currently considering policy responses to many of the practices discussed in the books (e.g., human biobanks).
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Originally, the ideas discussed in this volume grew out of the research project Genetic Democracy: Social and Ethical Implications of Genetically Modified Organisms, directed by Juha Räikkä and funded by the Academy of Finland ESGEMO ...
9 Helena Siipi Ethical Expertise in Democratic Societies ............................. 21 Eerik Lagerspetz Towards Global Bioethics: The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights .
Veikko Launis This book is about the relation of new genetic knowledge and technology to ethical decision-making and democracy. The title of the volume, Genetic Democracy, was composed to bring into focus the at the same time complex ...
Second, since our ethical thinking itself has developed and continues to develop in response to specific conditions and challenges of social and biological life, it seems clear that the new possibilities and expectations genetic science ...
These prerequisites, she points out, are usually taken for granted when discussing ethical, social and environmental issues raised by modern bioscience and technology. The interesting thing to observe is that, in current ethical and ...
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Vilhjálmur Árnason and Stefán Hjörleifsson
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