Redesigning Humans by Gregory Stock
Our Inevitable Genetic Future

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Forget worries about cloning people. In the future, technological advances will bring far more meaningful and controversial changes to our offspring, says Gregory Stock. As scientists rapidly improve their ability to identify and manipulate genes, people will want to protect their future children from diseases, help them live longer, and even influence their looks and their abilities. Stock, an expert on the implications of recent advances in reproductive biology, clearly shows that neither governments nor religious groups will be able to stop the coming trend of choosing an embryo's genes.
 

About Gregory Stock

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Gregory Stock, director of the Program of Medicine, Technology, and Society at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, has also written, among other books, Metaman: The Merging of Humans and Machines into a Global Superorganism and the best-selling volume on ethical dilemmas, The Book of Questions.
 
Published April 11, 2003 by Mariner Books. 296 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Rather than worry about the ethics of human cloning, Stock (Metaman; The Book of Questions), director of the UCLA School of Med

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Gregory Stock has written an enthusiastic book in support of germ-line manipulations -- that is, making genetic modifications to eggs, sperm and embryos that can be passed on to future generations.

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Stock's worry is that Europe, mindful of bans in Germany and France against any laboratory work that may lead to modification of the human gene pool, will pull out of the world's most excit-ing scientific endeavour.

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Rather than worry about the ethics of human cloning, Stock (Metaman;

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Stock has tackled a controversial topic - the genetic modification of humans - in a controversial area of science - eugenics.

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