Farrelly applies an original virtue ethics framework to assess these and other challenges posed by the genetic revolution. Chapters discuss virtue ethics in relation to eugenics, infectious and chronic disease, evolutionary biology, epigenetics, happiness, reproductive freedom and longevity. This fresh approach creates a roadmap for thinking ethically about technological progress that will be of practical use to ethicists and scientists for years to come.
Accessible in tone and compellingly argued, this book is an ideal introduction for students of bioethics, applied ethics, biomedical sciences, and related courses in philosophy and life sciences.
Keywords: genetic ethics; bioethics; biomedical sciences; genetic screening; genetic engineering; genome therapy; biotechnology; ethics, Bioethics & Medical Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Bioethics & Medical Ethics, Philosophy of Science