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February 7, 2001

Reproductive EthicsThe Perfect Baby: Parenthood in the New World of Cloning and Genetics

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Glenn McGee, 2nd ed, 177 pp, paper, $16.95, ISBN 0-8476-9759-2, New York, NY, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.

JAMA. 2001;285(5):656-657. doi:10.1001/jama.285.5.656-JBK0207-2-1

This book by ethicist Glenn McGee, PhD, merits a more encompassing title. Dr McGee goes far beyond the effect of genetic and assisted reproduction technologies, present and future, on the individual parent and child to explore how these innovations affect entire cultures. The need for a second edition of The Perfect Baby a scant three years after the first demonstrates the explosive rate of new information acquisition. The cloning of the sheep Dolly became public a week after the first edition appeared and is addressed in the new edition.

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