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The Resource Regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis : a comparative and theoretical analysis, edited by Sheila A.M. McLean, Sarah Elliston, (electronic resource)

Regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis : a comparative and theoretical analysis, edited by Sheila A.M. McLean, Sarah Elliston, (electronic resource)

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Regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis : a comparative and theoretical analysis
Title
Regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
Title remainder
a comparative and theoretical analysis
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sheila A.M. McLean, Sarah Elliston
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The successful achievement of pregnancies after pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) was reported in April 1990. The technology is often used for patients who are at substantial risk of conceiving a pregnancy affected by a known genetic disorder, however from this technology other more controversial uses have arisen such as HLA typing to save the life of a sibling, sex selection for social reasons, the prevention of late onset diseases, or to prevent diseases which may be genetically predisposed to developing such as breast cancer. The technology surrounding PGD is constantly developing, giving rise to new and unexpected consequences that create fresh ethical and legal dilemmas. Featuring internationally recognized experts in this field this book critically explores the regulation of PGD and the broader legal and ethical issues. It looks at the regulatory situation in a number of jurisdictions including New Zealand, Asutralia and the UK, but it also explores a number of themes of wide significance including a historical consideration of PGD and its part in the creation of the "genetic embryo" as a political tool, the over-regulation of PGD, the place of the woman in the regulation of PGD and the ethical difficulties in handling this additional unexpected medical information yielded by new technologies"--
  • "The successful achievement of pregnancies following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) was first reported in April 1990. The technology is often used for patients who are at substantial risk of conceiving a pregnancy affected by a known genetic disorder, however from this technology other more controversial uses have arisen such as HLA typing to save the life of a sibling, gender selection for social reasons, the prevention of late onset diseases, or the prevention of diseases which may be genetically predisposed to developing such as breast cancer. The technology surrounding PGD is constantly developing, giving rise to new and unexpected consequences that create fresh ethical and legal dilemmas. Featuring internationally recognized experts in the field, this book critically explores the regulation of PGD and the broader legal and ethical issues associated with it. It looks at the regulatory situation in a number of jurisdictions including New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, but it also explores a number of themes of wide significance including a historical consideration of PGD and its part in the creation of the "genetic embryo" as a political tool, the over regulation of PGD and the ethical difficulties in handling additional unexpected medical information yielded by new technologies. This book will be of particular interest to academics and students of law, medicine and ethics"--
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • McLean, Sheila
  • Elliston, Sarah
Series statement
Biomedical law & ethics library
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  • Unborn children (Law)
  • Human embryo
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
  • Fertilization in vitro, Human
  • Human reproduction
  • Abortion
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Regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis : a comparative and theoretical analysis, edited by Sheila A.M. McLean, Sarah Elliston, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0000785134
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 250 p.)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780203096376
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012010320
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000785134
Label
Regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis : a comparative and theoretical analysis, edited by Sheila A.M. McLean, Sarah Elliston, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0000785134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 250 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780203096376
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012010320
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000785134

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