Bioethics for Scientists

Bioethics for Scientists

Editor(s): John Bryant, Linda Baggott la Velle, John Searle

Published Online: 18 APR 2002

Print ISBN: 9780471495321

Online ISBN: 9780470846599

DOI: 10.1002/0470846593

About this Book

A dictionary definition of Bioethics is, 'the ethics, or moral principles and rules of conduct, of medical and biological research'. This book is an introductory text of just biological and not medical bioethics. It covers the ethics of experimentation, including genetic manipulation, in plants and animals; ethics and biodiversity, ethics and the environment.

There is increasing interest in bioethics - both in academia and by the media and the general public. Awareness of bioethics is incorporated into Biological / Environmental Science courses, plus the first dedicated modular courses on bioethics are starting up.
* Includes case studies
* Has questions for students
* Chapters include environmental, animal, agricultural and reproductive ethics as well as a wide range of issues regarding genetic manipulation.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Setting the Scene

  2. Part II: Ethics and the Natural World

  3. Part III: Ethical Issues in Agriculture and Food Production

    1. Chapter 11

      Crop Biotechnology and Developing Countries (pages 171–198)

      Geeta Bharathan, Shanti Chandrashekaran, Tony May and John Bryant

  4. Part IV: Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science

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