The Baby Business: How Money, Science and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception Debora L. Spar

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The Baby Business: How Money, Science and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception  by  Debora L. Spar

The Baby Business: How Money, Science and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception by Debora L. Spar
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This is a young industry with staggering potential and daunting challenges. In the baby business no one wants to admit that they own a product, or sell a product, or even that a commercial transaction is taking place. Despite the ambiguities, it is aMoreThis is a young industry with staggering potential and daunting challenges. In the baby business no one wants to admit that they own a product, or sell a product, or even that a commercial transaction is taking place.

Despite the ambiguities, it is a big market. Fertility procedures in the United States alone accounted for over $3 billion in 2002 and have mushroomed from there. The Baby Business-well-written and deeply researched-is the first book to cast a probing eye on this complicated and fascinating sector and explore it specifically as a business. Still in its infancy, this industry includes stem cell research, human cloning, surrogacy, egg swapping, cross-border adoption, designer babies, and gender selection.

Whether we are talking about the global adoption market or choosing the hair color and height of your offspring, The Baby Business goes behind the scenes to explore how the financial promise and the ethical controversies are inextricably linked.Spar has interviewed top scientists who operate at the forefront of reproductive and genetic science. And she gets inside the firms with the cutting-edge offerings: entrepreneurs struggling to carve out a high potential niche.

She looks at all of these enterprises and how they must appropriately deal with the legal, moral, and regulatory challenges that will inevitably come their way.Ultimately, Spar argues, the supply and demand sides of this growing industry will support further innovation, if only we are able to balance the enormous business imperatives and moral controversies.



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