8 edition of Engineering the Human Germline found in the catalog.
February 15, 2000
by Oxford University Press, USA
Written in English
|Contributions||Gregory Stock (Editor), John Campbell (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||186|
Human germline engineering is part of WikiProject Transhumanism, which aims to organize, expand, clean up, and guide Transhumanism related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can edit this article, or visit the project page for more details. C This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale. Top This article has been rated as Top-importance on the. This book seeks to explore "both the prospects for, and the larger implications of, human germline engineering."  The book consists of three parts, the first consisting of seven essays by scientists in the field of genetics who assess the problems and possibilities of this technology.
Human genetic modification is the direct manipulation of the genome using molecular engineering techniques. Recently developed techniques for modifying genes are often called “gene editing.” Genetic modification can be applied in two very different ways: somatic genetic modification and germline genetic modification. Somatic genetic modification adds, cuts, or changes the genes in some . This book gives an overview of the potential and the practical details that need to be resolved to make human germline engineering possible. Chapters present the ethical and social concerns and implications of the fast-approaching capability to alter the human germline and take an active role in the future evolution of the species.
Book notes: recent works on the promise and peril of genetic engineering [review of "Ageless bodies, happy souls: biotechnology and the pursuit of perfection," The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society Spring; (1): ; Engineering and the Human Germline: An Exploration of the Science and Ethics of Altering the Genes We Pass to Our Children, edited by Gregory Stock and John. 'Kerry Lynn Macintosh's Enhanced Beings: Human Germline Modification and the Law is another timely book by a respected law professor on a cutting-edge issue of our time. Professor Macintosh takes on the standard objections about technology and psychology to .
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"Engineering the Human Germline" proves to be a worthy record of that symposium. Some say the human gene pool is a sacred thing and that we should never "play God." Clearly, if you monkey around with the genetic code of an early-state embryo, you might wind up with a monstrosity on your hands/5(3).
This book does a very fine job of exploring those concerns and examining the larger implications of human "germline" engineering. Although it also contains additional related essays, "Engineering the Human Germline" basically seems to be an edited transcript of a thought-provoking symposium (of the same name) which a thousand or so others and I /5(3).
This book explores the many prospects, challenges and ethical questions that surround the engineering of our reproductive cells. It is an accessible, three-part examination, moving from focused, realistic assessments of the promise and problems for this advancing technology to a section of short essays on the implications of our technological ability.4/5.
Engineering the Human Germline An Exploration of the Science and Ethics of Altering the Genes We Pass to Our Children Edited by Gregory Stock and John Campbell. This accessible and challenging book looks beyond the immediate question of cloning to the broader questions of using genetic engineering to alter the evolution of the human species.
However, Engineering the Human Germline is not designed to meet this expectation. One of the difficulties with this book relates to uncertainty about its intended by: Chen Book Proof (Do Not Delete) 6/30/ PM HUMAN GERMLINE GENE EDITING: ENGINEERING AN UNSTOPPABLE TRAIN WESLEY W.
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The book is based on a symposium and is supplemented with short essays by 17 authors who represent a broad spectrum of expertise and opinion.
The organization allows the reader to reach a relatively painless understanding of the technical and societal issues involved. Engineering the Human Germline A three-part examination of the basic. Engineering the Human Germline. A list of pros and cons compiled by David Heaf. Glossary.
Here an effort has been made to collect together in condensed form some of the legal, social, philosophical, ethical and spiritual perspectives associated with human germline genetic engineering (GE), making genetically modified (GM) humans.
Francis S. Collins. The ethical arguments against human germline engineering are significant. A most compelling one is that medical research. A Vision for Practical Human Germline Engineering, John Campbell and Gregory Stock The Human Genome Project—Launch Pad for Human Genetic Engineering, Leroy Hood Ethics and Safety, Daniel Koshland, Jr.
Human Germline Gene Therapy: How and Why, Mario R. Capecchi A New Front in the Battle against Disease, W. French Anderson Aging as a Target for Price: $ germline engineering and human rights R.
Alta Charo* With the ever-increasing range of medical technolo gies at our disposal to mediate the processes of life, fromAuthor: R. Alta Charo. Engineering the Human Germline An Exploration of the Science and Ethics of Altering the Genes We Pass to Our Children by Gregory Stock Editor John Campbell Editor.
This book explores the many prospects, challenges and ethical questions that surround the engineering of our reproductive cells.
It is an accessible, three-part examination. If germ-line engineering becomes part of medical practice, it could lead to transformative changes in human well-being, with consequences to people’s life span, identity, and economic : Antonio Regalado.
the DNA sequences of human embryos for the ﬁrst time.1 The study by Liang and co-authors attempted to use the gene editing technique CRISPR to reverse the genetic mutations that lead to the disease muscular dystrophy. The study marked the ﬁrst time the human germline – the DNA individuals pass to their children and subsequentCited by: Whether and how those processes should be used is the subject of The Ethics of Genetic Engineering.
Roberta M. Berry has written a creative book on how ethics can inform individual decisions and social policy on human genetic engineering. The book focuses primarily on. Basic laboratory research applying genome-editing methods to human cells, tissues, germline cells, and embryos holds promise for improving understanding of normal human biology, including furthering knowledge of human fertility, reproduction, and development, as well as providing deeper understanding of disease and establishing new approaches.
Human germline engineering is the process by which the genome of an individual is edited in such a way that the change is heritable.
This is achieved through genetic alterations within the germ cells, or the reproductive cells, such as the egg and germline engineering is a type of genetic modification that directly manipulates the genome using molecular engineering techniques.
Human Germline Genome Modification and the Right to Science This book contains an analysis of the national regulatory framework in eighteen selected countries. Written by national legal experts, it includes all major players in bioengineering, plus an analysis of the emerging international standards and a discussion of how international.
Ethical issues in human germline gene editing: a perspective Tang, L., et al. CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human zygo tes using Cas9 protein.
The Human Right to Science and the Regulation of Human Germline Engineering. is corrected by. Correction to: The Human Right to Science and the Regulation of Human Germline Engineering by Boggio A, Knoppers BM, and Romano CPR. CRISPR J ;– DOI: /crispr; Andrea Boggio,Cited by: 3.This germline engineering, while appearing to be carried out purposefully by humans, is in fact a phenotypical result of the same old natural selection, now acting on exogenous, parasitic memes that use human brains as hosts, instead of acting directly on human genes.
The authors propose a set of principles for the regulation of germline engineering, based on international human rights law, that can be the foundation for regulating heritable gene editing both at the level of countries as well as globally.