Now ten years into the twenty-first century, fifty years after the birth of bioethics, the world faces unprecedented technological change. Staggering developments in biotechnology offer increasingly greater control over discomfort, disease, death—and over ourselves. You are familiar with these advances. You encounter them daily. In the paper, on the internet—it’s not just news from a faraway, brave new world. It happens in your nation. Your hometown. Maybe even your family.


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