Where Science and Ethics Meet: Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology (Hardcover)

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Recent biomedical discoveries promise considerable improvement in the quality of human life, but they also hold the potential to permanently alter society. Are the anticipated benefits worth the price we would have to pay for them? In Where Science and Ethics Meet: Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology, a biochemist and a biomedical researcher who are highly experienced in explaining ethics for lay audiences present the most innovative advances in biomedicine and enable readers to develop their own opinions about the ethical and social consequences these technologies will bring.

Each controversial topic in modern medicine and ethics is introduced through a hypothetical case study that highlights thorny ethical issues before explaining the key aspects of the science and technology involved and addressing the associated ethical considerations in detail. The interdisciplinary treatment of the topics makes the book relevant to students of science, medicine, ethics, law, and sociology as well as health care professionals.

About the Author


Chris Willmott, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Leicester, UK.Salvador Macip, MD, PhD, is a lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Leicester, UK, where he leads a research group on cancer and aging.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781440851346
ISBN-10: 1440851344
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: June 30th, 2016
Pages: 180
Language: English