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Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

John H. Evans

Abstract

Scientific breakthroughs have led us to a point where soon we will be able to make specific choices about the genetic makeup of our offspring. In fact, this reality has arrived—and it is only a matter of time before the technology becomes widespread. Much like past arguments about stem-cell research, the coming debate over these reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) will be both political and, for many people, religious. In order to understand how the debate will play out in the United States, this book presents an in-depth study of the claims made about RGTs by religious people from across ... More

Keywords: genetic makeup, stem-cell research, reproductive genetic technologies, RGTs, abortion, shared moral language, abortion debate, culture war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226222653
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John H. Evans, author