On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the DRZE organised the international conference ”Cloning in Biomedical Research and Reproduction. Scientific Aspects – Ethical, Legal and Social Limits“ on 14 to 16 May 2003 in Berlin. The contributions to the conference are documented in the proceedings published under the same title. All texts are available in German and English. The original contributions are marked respectively.
Cloning in Biomedical Research and Reproduction
Scientific Aspects – Ethical, Legal and Social Limits
Published by Ludger Honnefelder and Dirk Lanzerath in cooperation with Eve-Marie Engels and Claudia Wiesemann
Hardly any other field of research and technology in the modern life sciences has caused so much public concern as cloning – especially with regard to its human applications.
Reproductive cloning became a reality for mammals with the creation of Dolly the sheep (1997), and cloning emerged as a central biomedical research method with the first identification of human embryonic stem cells (1998). Since then, the question of the possibilities and limits of reproductive and "therapeutic" cloning has dominated the bioethics debate world-wide.
In this volume, high-ranking international scientists from a variety of disciplines present the latest developments in biomedical research and reproduction, examining the possibilities, methods and goals of cloning techniques as well as the issues of their ethical acceptability, social consequences and legal regulation.
Publisher: Bonn University Press
Year of publication: 2003
Price: € 49,20
Pages: 751, German / English