As the #1 topic in bioethics, cloning has made big news since Dolly's announced birth in 1998. In a new book building on his classic, Who's Afraid of Human Cloning?, pioneering bioethicist Gregory E. Pence continues to advocate a reasoned view of cloning. Beginning with his surreal experiences as an expert witness before Congressional and California legislative committees, Pence analyzes the astounding recent progress in animal cloning; the coming surprises about human cloning; the links between animal, stem cell, and human cloning; embryo politics; and other hot topics like artificial wombs and transgenic animals.
Gregory E. Pence is a medical ethicist with nearly thirty years of experience teaching and writing in bioethics. He is professor in the School of Medicine and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Among his many books for general audiences are Brave New Bioethics (2002), Designer Food (2001), Recreating Medicine (2000), and Who's Afraid of Human Cloning? (1998). He has also published two best-selling textbooks, Classic Cases in Medical Ethics and Classic Works in Medical Ethics, both in numerous editions.
Chapter 1 The Political Theater of Cloning Chapter 2 How Cloning Will Surprise Us Chapter 3 What Cloning Tells Us about Ourselves Chapter 4 The Brave New World of Animal Cloning... Chapter 5 Cloning Endangered Species and Pets Chapter 6 Psst! Rael Wants to Sell You a Bridge in Brooklyn Chapter 7 Does Cloning Harm the Souls of Cloned Children? Chapter 8 Deciphering Cloning at the Earliest Stages of Life Chapter 9 Why the World Should Not Ban Cloning Chapter 10 Why Cloning Will Not Hurt Genetic Diversity Chapter 11 Actors, Feminists, Marxists & Cloning Chapter 12 Safe, Reproductive Cloning: Intrinsically Good Chapter 13 Risking My Baby Chapter 14 Should Cloned Kids be Outlaws Chapter 15 Prelude to Cloning: Ethics of the Artificial Womb Chapter 16 Humanzees, Transhumans, & Transgenic Species Chapter 17 Cloning the Great: Three Challenges Chapter 18 Gathering Darkness or Transhumanism?