On Philosophy of Genetics

A Listmania! list by Responsive Reader (Eastern Seaboard, USA)
The list author says: "[Revised] these publishings are, collectively, philosophical developments regarding the new biology of gene technology. The term "new biology," as a conceptual entity, has been philosophically debated in historical contexts. However, in terms of contemporary social and public policy, nothing is "un-new" about it, as gene technology has the potential to distort all of our governable principles (such as through gene testing, thereby potentially affecting the rights of all people, particularly the disabled), while at the same time, giving us tools to make the quality of life better for society’s “affected” members, especially those who suffer from genetic-based ailments. This is an unprecedented ethical duality, which alone, should be given more philosophical analysis. Technologically, we are not accomplished enough to, quote/unquote, 'play God' with the tools of genetics, because political debate, religion, and public outcry are impediments to achieving such a level of accomplishment. Having these tools at our disposal, however, brings to mind the question...what exactly was our original goal in the first place? In a purely humanistic sense, is gene technology something we have formulated to, not only play God, but be God, or be as a God? We arrived at this point by some original scientific inquiry, but what is our goal now considering the controversies? These ponderances are why I made this list. As a scientist, I don’t want a single unilateral view of the arguments. In our time, we are at the highest level of technological potential known to man; being able to “be God” in a creative sense. In my quest to find answers, it is my destiny to read these books, and many others like it, with a scientific, teleological, and theological perspective; then maybe I'll be able to discover what my own views really are. If you have read any of the books on this list, please share your insight in detail; write your reviews and criticisms of the readings. Thanks in advance."
Genetic Turning Points: The Ethics of Human Genetic Intervention (Critical Issues in Bioethics)
1.  Genetic Turning Points: The Ethics of Human Genetic Intervention (Critical Issues in Bioethics) by James C. Peterson
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Playing God?: Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate (Morality and Society Series)
2.  Playing God?: Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate (Morality and Society Series) by John Hyde Evans
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Genetic Engineering: Science and Ethics on the New Frontier
3.  Genetic Engineering: Science and Ethics on the New Frontier by Michael Boylan
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Enhancing Human Traits: Ethical and Social Implications (Hastings Center Studies in Ethics)
4.  Enhancing Human Traits: Ethical and Social Implications (Hastings Center Studies in Ethics) by Erik Parens
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Human Genetics: Fabricating the Future (Ethics and Theology)
5.  Human Genetics: Fabricating the Future (Ethics and Theology) by Robert Song
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Made in Whose Image: Genetic Engineering and Christian Ethics
6.  Made in Whose Image: Genetic Engineering and Christian Ethics by Thomas A. Shannon
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Genetics, Theology, and Ethics: An Interdiscipinary Conversation
7.  Genetics, Theology, and Ethics: An Interdiscipinary Conversation by Lisa Sowle Cahill
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From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice
8.  From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice by Allen Buchanan
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A Companion to Genethics (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)
9.  A Companion to Genethics (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) by Justine Burley
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Genetics: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (Readings in Bioethics)
10.  Genetics: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (Readings in Bioethics) by Francoise Baylis
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Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights (Hastings Center Studies in Ethics)
11.  Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights (Hastings Center Studies in Ethics) by Erik Parens
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Quality of Life and Human Difference: Genetic Testing, Health Care, and Disability (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy)
12.  Quality of Life and Human Difference: Genetic Testing, Health Care, and Disability (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy) by David Wasserman
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The Stem Cell Divide: The Facts, the Fiction, and the Fear Driving the Greatest Scientific, Political, and Religious Debate of Our Time
13.  The Stem Cell Divide: The Facts, the Fiction, and the Fear Driving the Greatest Scientific, Political, and Religious Debate of Our Time by Michael Bellomo
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Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research
14.  Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research by Paul Lauritzen
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The Frankenstein Syndrome: Ethical and Social Issues in the Genetic Engineering of Animals (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy)
15.  The Frankenstein Syndrome: Ethical and Social Issues in the Genetic Engineering of Animals (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy) by Bernard E. Rollin
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Darwinism & Philosophy
16.  Darwinism & Philosophy by Vittorio Hosle
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Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution (P.S.)
17.  Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution (P.S.) by Kenneth R. Miller
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Philosophy of the Human Person
18.  Philosophy of the Human Person by James B. Reichmann
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What Is a Person? (Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society)
19.  What Is a Person? (Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society) by Michael F. Goodman
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God and Philosophy
20.  God and Philosophy by Etienne Gilson
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God, Time, and Knowledge (Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion)
21.  God, Time, and Knowledge (Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion) by William Hasker
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How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God
22.  How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God by Michael Shermer
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On Human Nature: With a new Preface, Revised Edition
23.  On Human Nature: With a new Preface, Revised Edition by Edward O. Wilson
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