Over a decade ago, the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechlogy. As part of the Readings in Bioethics series, this volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on reproductive techlogies, abortion, in vitro fertilization, prenatal diagsis, and cloning.
Thomas A. Shannon is professor of religion and social ethics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of many articles and books in Catholic social thought, bioethics, and genetics. He is co-author with Thomas Massaro of Catholic Perspectives on Peace and War, with James Walter of The New Genetic Medicine, and is the editor of a series of readers in bioethics for Sheed & Ward.