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Biotechnology: Another Genie out of the Bottle

Molecular Interventions , Volume 1 (5): 288 – Dec 1, 2001


American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
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Biotechnology: Another Genie out of the Bottle


Biotechnology: Another Genie out of the Bottle — MI var callbackToken='473C5ECC8066161'; Skip to main page content HOME CURRENT ISSUE ARCHIVE FEEDBACK SUBSCRIPTIONS ALERTS HELP Keywords GO Advanced » Institution: DeepDyve User Name Password Sign In Biotechnology: Another Genie out of the Bottle <h2>The Shattered Self . Pierre Baldi. MIT Press; 2001. 245 pages. $24.95. ISBN: 0262025027</h2> Christine K. Carrico Many bioethics texts share the same conservative punch line: we ought to be extremely careful and proceed very slowly with biotechnology, because we must preserve our notion of humanity and of who we are. Of course, I agree that we ought to be careful. But preserving our humanity is not a good reason. It amounts to saying that we should be careful exploring the oceans, because we have to preserve our notion that the Earth is flat. [p 136] Pierre Baldi, Professor of Information and Computer Science, of Biological Chemistry in the College of Medicine, and Director of the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics at UC Irvine, has written a very thought-provoking book. His primary focus is on recent work in biomedicine and on speculations as to where biomedicine may be headed in the future. He also quotes many
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