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Title The ethics of the new eugenics / edited by Calum MacKellar and Christopher Bechtel.
Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 232 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Bioethics.
Eugenics -- History.
Eugenics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Reproductive health -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Medical ethics.
Bioethical Issues.
Genetic Counseling -- ethics.
Reproductive Medicine -- ethics.
Genre History.
Contents Introduction -- The History of Eugenics -- General Introduction to Eugenic Procedures -- General Ethical Discussion -- Arguments Supporting the New Eugenics -- Arguments Opposing the New Eugenics Conclusion Appendix I. Past and Present Personalities Supporting Eugenic Policies -- Appendix II. Scottish Council on Human Bioethics Recommendations on Eugenics -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Strategies or decisions aimed at affecting, in a manner considered to be positive, the genetic heritage of a child in the context of human reproduction are increasingly being accepted in contemporary society. As a result, unnerving similarities between earlier selection ideology so central to the discredited eugenic regimes of the 20th century and those now on offer suggest that a new era of eugenics has dawned. The time is ripe, therefore, for considering and evaluating from an ethical perspective both current and future selection practices. This inter-disciplinary volume blends research from embryology, genetics, philosophy, sociology, psychology, and history. In so doing, it constructs a thorough picture of the procedures emerging from today's reproductive developments, including a rigorous ethical argumentation concerning the possible advantages and risks related to the new eugenics.
Other Author MacKellar, C. (Calum), editor.
Bechtel, Christopher, editor.
Other Title Print version: Ethics of the new eugenics. New York : Berghahn Books, 2014 9781782381204