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The Resource Aging, biotechnology, and the future, edited by Catherine Y. Read, Robert C. Green, Michael A. Smyer

Aging, biotechnology, and the future, edited by Catherine Y. Read, Robert C. Green, Michael A. Smyer

Label
Aging, biotechnology, and the future
Title
Aging, biotechnology, and the future
Statement of responsibility
edited by Catherine Y. Read, Robert C. Green, Michael A. Smyer
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: 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
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP86
LC item number
.A35927 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WT 104
NLM item number
A2674043 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Read, Catherine Y
  • Green, Robert C.
  • Smyer, Michael A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Longevity
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Medical genetics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Centenarians
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Genetic Techniques
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Population Dynamics
Label
Aging, biotechnology, and the future, edited by Catherine Y. Read, Robert C. Green, Michael A. Smyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- Ethical and social perspectives -- 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
Control code
171258235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 266 pages
Isbn
9780801887888
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007036860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)171258235
Label
Aging, biotechnology, and the future, edited by Catherine Y. Read, Robert C. Green, Michael A. Smyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- Ethical and social perspectives -- 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
Control code
171258235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 266 pages
Isbn
9780801887888
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007036860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)171258235

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