Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


The Genetic Revolution and Human Rights : In Support of Amnesty International, Paperback / softback Book

The Genetic Revolution and Human Rights : In Support of Amnesty International Paperback / softback

Edited by Justine (Simon Fellow in the Department of Government, University of Manchester) Burley

Part of the Popular Science series


Are eugenics practices morally defensible? Who should have access to genetic information about particular individuals?

What dangers for cultural and racial diversity do developments in genetics pose? And how should scientific research be regulated and by whom?

These are some of the questions addressed in this book, which comprises the 1998 Oxford Amnesty Lectures.

The lecturers are all respected in their specific field, including Hilary Putnam, Ian Wilmut (co-creatorof 'Dolly' the sheep), and Jonathan Glover.

Each lecture is proceeded by a discussion article written by prominent lawyers, scientists, and philosophers, and a foreword has been written by Richard Dawkins.

Fascinating and thought-provoking, this book is essential reading for all those interested inthe future of genetics and humankind.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Human rights
  • ISBN: 9780192862013



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Popular Science series   |  View all