Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 May 2008

440 Pages | 40 illus.

ISBN: 9780199214303

Bookseller Code (04)

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An Introduction for the Biosciences

Second Edition

Ben Mepham

Bioethical issues remain front-page news, with debate continuing to rage over issues including genetic modification, animal cloning, and "designer babies." With public opinion often driven by media speculation, how can we ensure that informed decisions regarding key bioethical issues are made in a reasoned, objective way?
Ideal for readers who are new to the subject, Bioethics: An Introduction for the Biosciences offers a balanced, objective introduction to the field. With a focus on developing powers of reasoning and judgment, the book presents different perspectives on common themes in an impartial way, thereby fostering debate and discussion. The book covers a broad range of bioethical issues relating to people, animals, and food, before concluding with an overview of bioethics in practice.

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