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Title Aging, biotechnology, and the future / edited by Catherine Y. Read, Robert C. Green, Michael A. Smyer
Published Baltimore, Md. ; [London] : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2008]


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Description xxv, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Reality check: what is genetic research on aging likely to produce, and what are the ethical and clinical implications of those advances? / Richard L. Sprott -- Meeting the challenges of a diverse aging society / Fernando A. Guerra -- Immortality through cloning? reproduction, regeneration, and the posthuman / George J. Annas -- The transhumanist movement: a flawed response to aging and its natural consequence / Thomas A. Shannon -- Stem cell research and intervention / Robert Lanza -- The ethical, legal, and social implications of antiaging technologies / Maxwell J. Mehlman --
Stem cells and aging: quality and quantity of life in an unjust world / Karen Lebacqz -- Centenarians and genetics / Thomas T. Perls -- What can we learn from centenarians? / Leonard W. Poon -- A developmental perspective on aging and genetic technology: a response to studies of centenarians / Diane Scott-Jones -- Genetic testing for Alzheimer disease: the REVEAL study / Catherine Y. Read ... [et al.] -- The implications of genetic testing for Alzheimer disease / Margaret Gatz and Jessica Brommelhoff -- Genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer disease / Ann C. Hurley ... [et al.] -- Psychological issues in genetic testing / J. Scott Roberts -- Genotype, phenotype, and primary care: why the new genetics technology is not ready for primary care / Toni P. Miles -- Genetics, aging, and primary care: ethical implications for clinicians / Pamela J. Grace -- Aging, genetics, and social justice / Lisa Sowle Cahill and Sarah Moses -- The ethics of aging: question of ends at the end of life / Laurie Zoloth -- A lonely new world--or me, myself, and I / Rosemarie Tong
Summary "This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary collection examines how advances in medicine and technology are affecting the aging process and the lives of elderly persons. In analyzing the state of biotechnology, these essays applaud the positive -- extended longevity and the potential for greater quality of life -- while probing such ethical quandaries as presymptomatic genetic testing, therapeutic cloning, antiaging technologies, and the transhumanist movement. The volume includes discussions about the respective roles of health care professionals, government, and individuals in shaping a workable regulatory framework and unifying multiple perspectives to make the biotechnology revolution beneficial to all. Featuring contributions from renowned scholars of religion, ethics, philosophy, psychology, law, medicine and nursing, and gerontology, 'Aging, Biotechnology, and the Future' illuminates the promises and perils of growing old in the biomedical age." -- Publisher description
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aging -- Genetic aspects.
Alzheimer's disease -- Diagnosis.
Alzheimer's disease -- Genetic aspects.
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Longevity -- Genetic aspects.
Medical genetics -- Social aspects.
Aging -- genetics.
Aging -- psychology.
Alzheimer Disease -- genetics.
Genetic Techniques -- trends.
Health Services for the Aged.
Population Dynamics.
Author Green, Robert C., 1954-
Read, Catherine Y.
Smyer, Michael A.
LC no. 2007036860
ISBN 0801887887