Description of Clinical Ethics at the Crossroads of Genetic and Reproductive Technologies
Clinical Ethics at the Crossroads of Genetic and Reproductive Technologies offers thorough discussions on preconception carrier screening, genetic engineering and the use of CRISPR gene editing, mitochondrial gene replacement therapy, sex selection, predictive testing, secondary findings, embryo reduction and the moral status of the embryo, genetic enhancement, and the sharing of genetic data. Chapter contributions from leading bioethicists and clinicians encourage a global, holistic perspective on applied challenges and the moral questions relating the implementation of genetic reproductive technology. The book is an ideal resource for practitioners, regulators, lawmakers, clinical researchers, genetic counselors and graduate and medical students.
As the Human Genome Project has triggered a technological revolution that has influenced nearly every field of medicine, including reproductive medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, andrology, prenatal genetic testing, and gene therapy, this book presents a timely resource.
- Provides practical analysis of the ethical issues raised by cutting-edge techniques and recent advances in prenatal and reproductive genetics
- Contains contributions from leading bioethicists and clinicians who offer a global, holistic perspective on applied challenges and moral questions relating to genetic and genomic reproductive technology
- Discusses preconception carrier screening, genetic engineering and the use of CRISPR gene editing, mitochondrial gene replacement therapy, ethical issues, and more
About the Author
Sorin Hostiuc, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Medicine and Bioethics at Carol Davila Medicine and Pharmacy University, Bucharest, Romania, and Senior Physician at the National Institute of Legal Medicine Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Hostiuc has written extensively on such topics as informed consent, research ethics, history of medical ethics, and reproductive ethics, with over 100 published articles in PLOS ONE, Journal of Translational Medicine, and Frontiers in Neuroscience among other journals.
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