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Do you know that:
Humans have been tinkering with heredity for thousands of years?
Infanticides of the past were ceremonially elevated to be a form of human sacrifice
to dissimulate the main purpose?
Shadows of our savannah past cast over our modern mores and ways of life?
People have different sexual orientations: heterosexual, homosexual arising from
Sexual reproduction is evolutionarily inefficient?
There is an invisible hand guiding the current commercialization of human body
shop and human reproduction?
Animals have been cloned with regularity?
The cat has been cloned, but the dog has not, at least not yet?
More than 100,000 assisted reproductive procedures are carried out each year,
in the U.S. alone?
Some thirty human " clones " are born each day, in the U.S. alone?
Clones will never grow up to be exactly identical to their progenitors?
Legally a clone can run for U.S. presidency?
Our first reaction to a human clone can be stranger than you might think?
For answers to these and many other fascinating and tantalizing
questions, we are pleased to bring to you our newest English title on the hot
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▼ 內容簡介 BOOK CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Prologue
Chapter 2: A Primer on Genetics
Chapter 3: Sex - A Primal Instinct
Chapter 4: Mating Dance
Chapter 5: Quest for Perfection
Chapter 6: Invisible Hand in The Human Body Shop
Chapter 7: Clonology
Chapter 8: Petory and Biofactory
Chapter 9: Cloning Techniques
Chapter 10: Reproductive Human Cloning
Chapter 11: The Alchemy of Stem Cells
Chapter 12: Legal and Ethical Issues
Chapter 13: At the Crossroad
Food for Thoughts
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
"This masterpiece represents a modern day expose of the
consequences of human cloning rather than reproduction by sexual encounters in
our society. The comprehensive review of mating habits in different species will
serve as an invaluable reference text for educational purposes. The importance
of human intimacy in procreation is beautifully presented from an ethical and
factual point of view, reminding us of the true value of human relationships."
Dr. Betty S. Pace, MD
Associate Director, Sickle Cell Research Center
University of Texas at Dallas
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
"There are a lot of misunderstandings about cloning, particularly
cloning for therapeutic ends. This book skillfully compares and contrasts natural
reproduction, therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. Read this book and
you will never view reproduction, cloning for reproductive purposes and cloning
for therapeutic purposes in the same way again. I highly recommend this great
book for general readership, life science or legal ethics class reading."
Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama, Ph.D.
Inventor of the Honolulu Technique, and Cloner of the first adult mouse.
Head of Laboratory
Laboratory for Genomic Reprogramming.
Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN Kobe 2-2-3
Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047, JAPAN