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Brave New Baby: Promise and Peril of the Biological Revolution.

Brave New Baby: Promise and Peril of the Biological Revolution. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Toward the end of this small volume, the author underscores the absolute necessity for solving the major problem of modern times, which is the rapidly widening gap between human population and man's resources. To do so will require severe strictures on the right to breed, but this inevitably will retard the natural rate of human evolution. Perhaps this justifies the central theme of the book, which is that man now has developed an extraordinary capacity to order the direction and rate of his own evolution. The approach is admittedly speculative. The material ranges over many themes, including conception control, sex determination, human cloning, fetal transplants and surgery, and altering the genetic material through selective chromosomal damage or by viral transformation. The author moves on freely to the more esoteric, such as the possibility of radical extension of the life span, increase of intellect through drugs, information transfusion, direct mind-computer interactions, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Brave New Baby: Promise and Peril of the Biological Revolution.

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 129 (6) – Jun 1, 1972

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1972.00320060145025
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Toward the end of this small volume, the author underscores the absolute necessity for solving the major problem of modern times, which is the rapidly widening gap between human population and man's resources. To do so will require severe strictures on the right to breed, but this inevitably will retard the natural rate of human evolution. Perhaps this justifies the central theme of the book, which is that man now has developed an extraordinary capacity to order the direction and rate of his own evolution. The approach is admittedly speculative. The material ranges over many themes, including conception control, sex determination, human cloning, fetal transplants and surgery, and altering the genetic material through selective chromosomal damage or by viral transformation. The author moves on freely to the more esoteric, such as the possibility of radical extension of the life span, increase of intellect through drugs, information transfusion, direct mind-computer interactions,

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1972

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