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What is wrong with selecting and implanting a deaf embryo? What are ''designer babies'' and why can''t we choose to have them? Is there a right to know one''s genetic origins? Should we allow a market in transplant organs? Are doctors justified in refusing to perform treatments on conscientious grounds? These and many other diverse questions are considered in this collection of essays on cutting-edge topics in medical ethics. Leading philosophers give in-depth accounts of some of the most pressing questions and challenge our most basic assumptions in this area of academic as well as public interest. Provocative and original, the contributions to this volume are bound to change the way we think about medical ethics.