What will be the greatest moral challenge facing our society throughout this century? Are we ready to face it? Editors Charles W. Colson and Nigel M. de S. Cameron, along with a panel of expert contributors, make the case in this book that the greatest watershed debates of the twenty-first century concerning ethics and public policy will surround the issue of biotechnology. In twelve essays they address several of the legal and ethical challenges before us: embryo research, stem cell research, cloning, genetic engineering, gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, cybernetics, nanotechnology and, of course, abortion. Contributors include William L. Saunders, J. D., Family Research CouncilChristopher Hook, M.D., The Mayo ClinicHenk Jochemsen, Ph.D., Free University of AmsterdamDavid A. Prentice, Ph.D., Indiana State UniversityNathan A. Adams IV, Ph.D., J.D., Christian Legal SocietyDavid Stevens, M.D., Christian Medical AssociationPaige Comstock Cunningham, J. D., Americans United for LifeC. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity SchoolRichard Doerflinger, M.A., Secretariat for Pro-life, National Conference of Catholic BishopsWesley J. Smith, J.D., International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assistend Suicide Leaders in their fields, these contributors point out the crucial role Christians can and should play in the public square. The well-informed and forward-looking perspectives they present will help us prepare for the challenges ahead.
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