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Chimera's Children

The idea of human-nonhuman combinations has been a recurrent theme throughout the history of humanity. From the myths of the Minotaur and the centaurs in ancient Greece to the dogheads of the Middle Ages right through to the monsters of modern science fiction, these beings have always been a source of fascination. In recent years, however, biomedical advances have demonstrated the potential to make these entities a reality through the creation of inter-species combinations. As a result, pressing and perplexing ethical questions arise. Introducing the reader to the historical context of human-nonhuman experimentation and potential future developments, this volume offers clarification, analysis and a thorough overview of the ethical challenges relating to human-nonhuman chimeras, true hybrids, cybrids and other combinations. This book is the first accessible survey of the different ethical dilemmas facing contemporary society in the creation of human-nonhuman embryonic, foetal and postnatal entities. These include important cultural, legal, philosophical and religious perspectives. As such it will act as a springboard for future debate.
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Preface Part I: Background, Definitions and Current Legislation Introduction 1. Historical Background 2. National and International Legislation Part II: Developments in the Creation of Human-Nonhuman Combinations 3. Human-Nonhuman Transgenesis 4. Human-Nonhuman Gestation 5. Human-Nonhuman Hybrid Embryos 6. Human-Nonhuman Cytoplasmic Hybrids (Cybrids) 7. Human-Nonhuman Chimeras Part III: Cultural, Worldview and Ethical Perspectives 8. Cultural Perspectives 9. Worldview Perspectives 10. Ethical Perspectives 11. Ethical Analysis 12. Conclusions

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A comprehensive survey of the current context and ethical implications of human-nonhuman genetic combinations.

About the Author

David Albert Jones is Director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, and Visiting Professor of Bioethics at St Mary's University College, London, UK. His previous book, Soul of the Embryo (Continuum, 2004) was shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey prize. Calum MacKellar is Director of Research with the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, Edinburgh, UK and Visiting Professor of Bioethics at St Mary's University College, London, UK.


...groundbreaking and deeply disturbing... In this highly recommended book, we see clearly how urgent and necessary it is for a "greater range of voices from a greater range of perspectives" to engage this most important of issues. -- Anne Barbeau Gardiner * New Oxford Review *

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