Genetic Democracy: Philosophical Perspectives by Veikko LaunisGenetic Democracy: Philosophical Perspectives by Veikko Launis

Genetic Democracy: Philosophical Perspectives

byVeikko LaunisEditorJuha Räikk

Paperback | November 18, 2010

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This book provides an in-depth analysis of the ethical, social and philosophical issues related to modern genetic research and gene technology. The aim of the book is to introduce systematic research on the social and ethical impacts of the use and development of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as well as the acquisition, use and storage of human genetic information (HGI). The book has been written from the viewpoint of social and political philosophy.
Title:Genetic Democracy: Philosophical PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 1.73 inPublished:November 18, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048175666

ISBN - 13:9789048175666


Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.Foreword.Juha Räikkä and Veikko Launis.Introduction: The Scope and Importance of Genetic Democracy.Veikko Launis (Finland)1. Prerequisities of Genetic Democracy.Helena Siipi (Finland)2. On Democracy, Expertise and Publicity.Eerik Lagerspetz (Finland).3. Towards Global Bioethics:The New UNESCO Declaration.Henk ten Have (The Netherlands)4. Autonomy and Genetic Privacy Juha Räikkä (Finland)5. Values, Rights, and GMO- against Radicalism.Niklas Juth (Sweden)6. The Precautionary Principle and the Risks of Modern Agri-Biotechnology Marko Ahteensuu (Finland)7. Population Databanks and Democracy - in Light of the Iceland Experience.Vilhjálmur Árnason and Stefán Hjörleifsson (Iceland)8. Equality and Community in Public Deliberation: Genetic Democracy in Taiwan.Terence Hua Tai and Ser-Min Shei (Taiwan)9. On the Etics of Population Based Databases. Margit Sutrop (Estonia)10. Genetic Resources, Genetic Democracy and Genetic Equity.Keekok Lee (UK)11. Moral Constraints on Permissible Genetic Design.Thomas Pogge (Germany/USA).