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Reason and Passion in Bioethics

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Science  20 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5602, pp. 2335
DOI: 10.1126/science.1078916

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Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity The Challenge for Bioethics. Leon R. Kass. Encounter Books, San Francisco, 2002. 319 pp. $26.95. ISBN 1-893554-55-4.

In this "series of mediations on cloning, embryo research, the Human Genome Project, the sale of organs, and the assault on mortality itself," the chair of Bush's Council on Bioethics argues against the "runaway scientism" he fears will determine the course of biomedical research.

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