Gene Therapy Prospective Technology assessment in its societal context

Filename: gene-therapy-prospective-technology-assessment-in-its-societal-context.pdf
ISBN: 0080470939
Release Date: 2011-08-19
Number of pages: 274
Author: Jörg Niewöhner
Publisher: Elsevier

Download and read online Gene Therapy Prospective Technology assessment in its societal context in PDF and EPUB This book presents work that has been conducted as part of the research project "Discourse on ethical questions of biomedicine" of the interdisciplinary Working Group Bioethics and Science Communication at the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)in Berlin-Buch, Germany. This book offers ground-breaking ideas on how the daily interworking of cutting-edge biomedical research assess the broader social context and its communication to stakeholders and the public. Editors cover three aspects: Scientific, Ethical and Legal, and Perception and Communication. This work establishes an international and interdisciplinary network of excellent researchers at the beginning of their careers, who brilliantly integrate their work into the different perspectives on gene therapy from the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities and law. * Discusses biological and cellular barriers limiting the clinical application of nonviral gene delivery systems * Addresses such questions as: Does patent granting hinder the development of Gene Therapy products? * Offers insight in the future of public perception of gene therapy in Europe * Provides details on how to communicate risks in gene therapy


Human Germline Gene Therapy

Filename: human-germline-gene-therapy.pdf
ISBN: 1570595860
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Number of pages: 189
Author: David B. Resnik
Publisher: R G Landes Company

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Human Nature and Public Policy

Filename: human-nature-and-public-policy.pdf
ISBN: 1403961166
Release Date: 2003-07-04
Number of pages: 266
Author: Albert Somit
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Human Nature and Public Policy in PDF and EPUB Arguing for an evolutionary perspective, this text directly challenges the standard social science model (SSSM) on which public policy has often been based. The SSSM maintains that human behaviour is solely the product of culture and learning. In sharp contrast, the evolutionary model (EM) holds that our behaviour flows from the interaction between learning and culture, on the one hand, and biological factors - especially our evolutionary legacy - on the other. These different approaches to human behaviour understandably lead to divergent conceptions of sound domestic and foreign policy. The SSSM views human behaviour as essentially plastic and thus readily changed by governmental action. Disagreeing, the evolutionary model sees that malleability as seriously limited by our species' evolved propensity for aggression, status seeking, xenophobia, ethnocentrism and hierarchical social structures.


Introduction to Risk Calculation in Genetic Counseling

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ISBN: 0199748306
Release Date: 2006-10-16
Number of pages: 256
Author: Ian D. Young
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Introduction to Risk Calculation in Genetic Counseling in PDF and EPUB The process of genetic counseling involves many key components, such as taking a family genetic history, making a diagnosis, and providing communication and support to the family. Among these core processes is the mathematical calculation of the actual risk of a possible genetic disorder. For most physicians and counselors, the mathematics and statistics involved can be major challenge which is not always helped by complex computer programs or lengthy papers full of elaborate formulae. In this clear, reader-friendly guide, Ian Young addresses this problem and demonstrates how risk can be estimated for inherited disorders using a basic knowledge of the laws of probability and their application to clinical problems. The text employs a wealth of clearly explained examples and key points in order to guide the reader to an accurate assessment of the risk of genetic disease. It primarily will appeal to genetic counselors, geneticists, and all those involved in providing medical genetic services. In this new edition, Dr. Young has pruned redundancies and extensively updated the concepts in each of the 10 chapters, and he has included more working examples, a popular feature of the book.


Conceptualizing Technological Change

Filename: conceptualizing-technological-change.pdf
ISBN: 0742520048
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 220
Author: Govindan Parayil
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Conceptualizing Technological Change in PDF and EPUB In this original and thoughtful book, Govindan Parayil draws together current scholarship from disciplines ranging from history to economics to sociology as he develops a cohesive theory of technological change. Drawing on a detailed case study of the Green Revolution in Indian agriculture, Parayil convincingly argues that technological change is contingent upon the social-historical process of knowledge change.


Reprogenetics

Filename: reprogenetics.pdf
ISBN: 0801896851
Release Date: 2007-04-13
Number of pages: 320
Author: Lori P. Knowles
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Reprogenetics in PDF and EPUB Concluding with a cautionary call for increased regulation, Reprogenetics introduces fact, history, and reason into a public discussion of complex and vexing issues.


Books in Print 2009 2010

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ISBN: 0835250164
Release Date: 2009
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Ethics

Filename: ethics.pdf
ISBN: 0773517014
Release Date: 1998-01
Number of pages: 223
Author: Piers Benn
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

Download and read online Ethics in PDF and EPUB In this engaged and engaging survey Piers Benn examines the major currents of ethical theory, concentrating on sound reasoning about morality. Benn's account offers a qualified defence of Aristotelian virtue theory, while bringing out what is distinctive and valuable in a broad range of approaches, such as those of Kant and the Utilitarians. His examples emphasize the ordinary choices of everyday life - gossip, friendship, honesty, sexual relations, work, and self-realization.


Science Technology and Society

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ISBN: PSU:000066294726
Release Date: 1985
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Science Technology Society

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020583535
Release Date: 1982
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Action Ability and Health

Filename: action-ability-and-health.pdf
ISBN: 0792362063
Release Date: 2000-02-29
Number of pages: 173
Author: L.Y Nordenfelt
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Action Ability and Health in PDF and EPUB This book is a contribution to the general philosophy of action and the philosophy of welfare. The author makes separate analyses of concepts such as action, ability, interaction, action-explanation, happiness, health, illness and disability. At the same time he explores and substantiates the idea of a strong interdependence between the concept of action and some of the central concepts of welfare, in particular health and illness and related concepts.


Health Technology Assessment in Europe

Filename: health-technology-assessment-in-europe.pdf
ISBN: UVA:X004383124
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 65
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Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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ISBN: MINN:31951P011583414
Release Date: 2008
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Author: World Health Organization
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Human Gene Therapy

Filename: human-gene-therapy.pdf
ISBN: UCLA:L0076244201
Release Date: 1997
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