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The Case against Perfection

Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering

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$18.50 • £14.95 • €16.50

ISBN 9780674036383

Publication Date: 09/30/2009

Short

176 pages

Belknap Press

World

  • 1. The Ethics of Enhancement
  • 2. Bionic Athletes
  • 3. Designer Children, Designing Parents
  • 4. The Old Eugenics and the New
  • 5. Mastery and Gift
  • Epilogue: Embryo Ethics: The Stem Cell Debate
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
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