Pastoral Implications of the New Genetics
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About "Pastoral Implications of the New Genetics"
Distinguished Cambridge biologist Professor Brian Heap examines how rapid developments in genetic science are shaping human relationships, and addresses the question of how those in pastoral ministry might best deal with these emerging bioethical challenges. A deeply informed and informative booklet! 32 pages, from Paternoster.
Meet the Author
Professor Sir Brian Heap is Vice-President of the European Academies Science Advisory Council, chair of Trustee Boards of Academia Europaea, phg Foundation Cambridge, and the Cambridge Theological Foundation, co-Director of the Cambridge-Templeton Journalism Fellows programme, and formerly Master of St Edmund's College, Cambridge and is President of the International Society of Science and Religion. As a biological scientist he has published extensively on endocrine physiology, reproductive biology and biotechnology, became Director of Research at the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research (Cambridge and Edinburgh) and at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Swindon, and was Special Professor at the University of Nottingham. Formerly President of the Institute of Biology, UK Representative on the European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, and UK Representative on the NATO Science Committee, Brussels, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society and held posts as Foreign Secretary, Vice-President, and editor of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B.
With the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the Department of Health's Expert Group on Cloning, the President's Advisory Group on Biotechnology, and Parliamentary Select Committee, Professor Heap has been engaged in public issues of biotechnology, population growth, sustainability and science policy working with the World Health Organisation, the UK-China Forum and the European Commission. He was scientific consultant for several international pharmaceutical companies and is Special Adviser for ZyGEM Co Ltd, New Zealand.