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Gene editing, law, and the environment, life beyond the human, edited by Irus Braverman

"Technologies like CRISPR and gene drives are ushering in a new era of genetic engineering, wherein the technical means to modify DNA are cheaper, faster, more accurate, more widely accessible, and with more far-reaching effects than ever before. These cutting-edge technologies raise legal, ethical, cultural, and ecological questions that are so broad and consequential for both human and other-than-human life that they can be difficult to grasp. What is clear, however, is that the power to directly alter not just a singular form of life but also the genetics of entire species and thus the composition of ecosystems is currently both inadequately regulated and undertheorized. In Gene Editing, Law, and the Environment, distinguished scholars from law, the life sciences, philosophy, environmental studies, science and technology studies, animal health, and religious studies examine what is at stake with these new biotechnologies for life and law, both human and beyond. "--Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction. Editing the Environment: Emerging Issues in Genetics and the Law / Irus Braverman -- pt. I Conserving Nature, Driving Evolution. 1. Rules for Sculpting Ecosystems: Gene Drives and Responsive Science / Kevin M. Esvelt -- 2. Gene Drives and Species Conservation: An Ethical Analysis / Ronald Sandler -- 3. Gene Drives, Nature, Governance: An Ethnographic Perspective / Irus Braverman -- pt. II Technologies of Governance. 4. Laws of Containment: Control without Limits in the New Biology / J. Benjamin Hurlbut -- 5. Vigilante Environmentalism: Are Gene Drives Changing How We Value and Govern Ecosystems? / Todd Kuiken -- 6. Controlling Our "Nature": Gene Editing in Law and in the Arts / Lori Andrews -- pt. III Human-Nonhuman Boundaries, Worked and Reworked. 7. Sex, Lies, and Genetic Engineering: Why We Must (But Won't) Ban Human Embryo Modification / Stuart A. Newman -- 8. Domestic Dogs, Gene Repair, and the "One Health" Approach / Alexander J. Travis -- 9. Digital Enchantment: Life and the Future of Gene Editing / Gaymon Bennett -- Afterword. Governing Gene Editing: A Constitutional Conversation / Stephen Hilgartner
Literary Form
non fiction
"a GlassHouse Book"--Cover
Physical Description
1 online resource xiv, (199 pages), ill.
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