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Back to Transhumanist Reading Index

Reproductive Technology and Genetic Engineering

Gregory Stock, 2002. Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future.  The transhumanist book of 2002. Systematically argues for reproductive liberty and autonomy, and deflates the anti-genetic engineering arguments.
Lee Silver, 1998. Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family. Raises the issue that genetic enhancement may exacerbate inequality.
Gregory Pence, 1998. Who's Afraid of Human Cloning?  Pence is one of the few bioethicists who has been willing to take on the hysterical and irrational arguments against human reproductive cloning.
Robbie Davis-Floyd, 1998. Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-TotsA collection in the Harawayan cyborgology tradition, writing on the technologizing of reproduction and childbirth.
Robin Baker, 2001. Sex in the Future: The Reproductive Revolution and How It Will Change Us.
Gregory Stock and John Campbell, eds. 2000. Engineering the Human Germline: An Exploration of the Science and Ethics of Altering the Genes We Pass to Our Children 
Glenn McGee, 2000. The Perfect Baby: Parenthood in the New World of Cloning and Genetics.
Enhancement Technologies Bibliography  
Erik Parens, ed. 2000. Enhancing Human Traits: Ethical and Social Implications.
Faith Lagay, 2000. "Is Genetic Enhancement a Gift to Future Generations?" Genethics, American Medical Association
Maxwell J. Mehlman, Jeffrey R. Botkin, 1998. Access to the Genome: The Challenge to Equality.
John Harris, 1998. Clones, Genes, and Immortality: Ethics and the Genetic Revolution
Leon Kass and Greg Stock debate on NPR, April 15, 2002
Human Germline Engineering  The website of a conference organized by Greg Stock at UCLA in 1999. Includes audio and video and short written contributions from dozens of leading bioethicists. 
"A Transhumanist Perspective on Genetic Enhancements," by Nick Bostrom, Chair of the WTA
"Why Do We Fear Genetic Enhancement?" by Matthew Ballin, Laissez Faire City Times
J. Hughes, 1996. "Embracing Change with All Four Arms: A Posthumanist Defense of Human Genetic Engineering"
Talking Points on Human Genetic Engineering
Greg Bear, 2000. Darwin's Radio. A science fictional depiction of sudden discontinuous human evolution from 1.0 to 2.0.