2007-2008 McNair Ethics Lecture
IMPROVING HUMANS: GENETICS, TECHNOLOGY AND ETHICS
LEE M. SILVER - Selected Bibliography
(Photo downloaded from http://www.leemsilver.net/challenging/index.htm 8/30/07)
Lee M. Silver, a professor at Princeton University in the Department of Molecular Biology and at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs,delivered a lecture on September 10 entitled Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humankind, as part of 2007-2008 McNair Ethics Lecture Series.
Given the tools of genetic engineering that have already been applied to other animals and with increased knowledge of the human genome, parents will soon be able to provide their children-to-be with inheritable advantages that could be passed on and enhanced from one generation to the next. He adressed questions whether humanity will self-evolve together or apart as a result of this, and what the future holds for homo sapiens.
We have compiled a bibliography consisting of books, book reviews, journal articles and websites by and about the speaker.
Silver, Lee M. From science fiction to reality in Harris, Nancy (ed.) Cloning, Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Silver, Lee M. Michael R. Rose -- Reprogenetics : how reproductive and genetic technologies will be combined to provide new opportunities for people to reach their reproductive goals in Stock, Gregory & Campbell, John (eds.) Engineering the human germline: an exploration of the science and ethics of altering the genes we pass to our children, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000 RB155 .E56
Silver, Lee M. Mouse genetics: concepts and applications, New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Silver, Lee M. Remaking Eden: cloning, genetic engineering, and the future of humankind?, London: Phoenix, 1999, 1997. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Silver, Lee M. Remaking Eden: how genetic engineering and cloning will transform the American family, New York: Avon Books, 1998. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Silver, Lee M., Martin, Gail R. & Strickland, Sidney. Teratocarcinoma stem cells, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1983.
Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Journal Articles and Book Reviews
Bailey, Ronald. Liberation Biology. Reason, May99, Vol. 31 (1)
Bower, B. Alcohol-loving mice spur gene search. Science News, 6/01/96, 149 (22)
Bruce, Ashley, Howley, Cristin, Yi Zhou, Vickers, Sarah L., Silver, Lee M., King, Mary Lou & Ho, Robert K. The maternally expressed zebrafish T-box gene eomesodermin regulates organizer formation. Development (09501991), Nov2003, 130 (22)
Carey, John. Cloning's strange past- and stranger future. Business Week, 02/02/98 (3563)
Clark, Thomas W. Challenging Nature: the clash of science and spirituality at the new frontiers of life. New England Journal of Medicine, 7/27/2006, 355 (4)
Comfort, Nathaniel C. Biotech, red in tooth and claw.American Scientist, Sep/Oct2006, 94 (5)
Dae-gwon Ahn, Kourakis, Matthew J., Rohde, Laurel A., Silver, Lee M. & Ho, Robert K. T-box gene tbx5 is essential for formation of the pectoral limb bud. Nature, 6/13/2002, 417 (6890)
Harrelson, Zachary, Kelly, Robert G., Goldin, Sarah N., Gibson-Brown, Jeremy J., Bollag, Roni J., Silver, Lee M. & Papaioannou, Virginia E. Tbx2 is essential for patterning the atrioventricular canal and for morphogenesis of the outflow tract during heart development.Development (09501991), Oct2004, 131 (20)
Potter, Michael & Mock, Beverly. All about mice. Science, 12/8/95, 270 (5242)
Schmeck Jr., Harold M. Cloning, a great story, but know what you are writing. Nieman Reports, Summer98, 52 (2)
Science (general). SciTech Book News, Sep2006, 30 (3)
Silver, Lee M. The acquisition of sex. Science, 4/1/94, 264 (5155)
Silver, Lee M. Can you make my kid smarter? (cover story). Time, 11/08/99, 154 (19)
Silver, Lee M. Mouse t haplotypes. Annual Review of Genetics, 1985, (19)
Silver, Lee M. A quandary that isn't.Time, 09/21/98, 152 (12)
Silver, Lee M. A sheep and a metaphor. Science, 02/25/2000, 287 (5457)
Silver, Lee M. Stalking life's second secret. Nature, 10/21/2004, 431 (7011)
Silver, Lee M. What are clones? Nature, 7/05/2001, 412 (6842)
Silver, Lee M. & Otchet, Amy. U.S.: dream child or nightmare scenario? UNESCO Courier, Sep99, 52 (9)
Tudge, Colin. Rise of the GenRich. New Statesman, 01/30/98, 127 (4370)
Wade, Nicholas. Biologists take a turn at raising eyebrows. New York Times, 7/4/2006, 155 (53630)
Yudell, Michael. Our cells, our selves. Natural History, Sep98, 107 (7)
Frontline: making babies: interviews: Lee Silver - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/fertility/interviews/silver.html
Lee M. Silver: Challenging Nature - http://www.leemsilver.net/
Princeton University - Department of Molecular Biology - Lee Silver - http://www.molbio.princeton.edu/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=237
Reason Magazine - Liberation Biology - http://www.reason.com/news/show/31007.html