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Recommended Reading


Many of the following books are not written by Catholic authors and contain views contrary to the teachings of the Church.  I recommend them because of their technical information or insight into the areas of bioethics and biotechnology.

 

Catholic Resources

William E May, Ph.D., professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family 

  • Catholic Bioethics and the Gift of Human Life

 

James J. Walter,  Chair of The Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University, and Thomas A. Shannon, Professor of Religion and Social Ethics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA.
  • Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective


Brian J. Gail

  • Fatherless and Motherless (fiction)

 

Other Resources

Leon Kass, M.D., former chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics        

  • The Ethics of Human Cloning
  • Human Cloning and Human Dignity: The Report of the President's Council on Bioethics

 

Wesley J. Smith, lawyer, author, and anti-cloning advocate

  • Consumer's Guide to the Brave New World

 

David A. Prentice, Ph.D., senior fellow for Life Sciences for the Family Research Council

  • Stem Cells and Cloning

 

Elaine Dewar, investigative reporter

  • The Second Tree: Stem Cells, Clones, Chimeras, and Quests for Immortality

 

Michael D. West, Ph.D., president and chief scientific officer of Advanced Cell Technologies; therapeutic cloning advocate

  • The Immortal Cell: One Scientist's Quest to Solve the Mystery of Human Aging

 

Lee M. Silver, Ph.D., professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University; cloning advocate

  • Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family

 

Gregory E. Pence, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and bioethics at the University of Alabama; cloning advocate

  • Who's Afraid of Human Cloning?
  • Cloning After Dolly : Who's Still Afraid?

 

Lori B. Andrews, professor of Law and reproductive rights lawyer

  • The Clone Age: Adventures in the New World of Reproductive Technology
  • Body Bazaar : The Market for Human Tissue in the Biotechnology Age

 

Scott Carney, investigative reporter

  • The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers

 

Mara Hvistendahl, investigative reporter

  • Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men


Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Never Let Me Go (fiction)

 

Aldous Huxley

  • Brave New World (fiction)

 

H.G. Wells

  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (fiction)

Dean Koontz

  • Frankenstein Series (fiction)

Jodi Picoult

  • My Sister's Keeper (fiction)