Remaking Eden, Lee Silver gives us a panoramic view of
molecular genetics, sexual reproduction, in vitro fertilization,
and cloning. His book is an outstanding achievement. Silver
addresses the uninitiated with clear writing and straightforward
explanations of complex phenomena, but experts, especially ethicists
and policy makers, will also profit from reading this book. Any
physician should find this book remarkable. Silver analyzes the
issues soberly, often with provocative examples. Some of his cases
are hypothetical; others are drawn from real life. . . the imperative
is to use our knowledge with the compassion advocated by Lee Silver.
. .What we must understand is that Wilmut's feat [the cloning of
Dolly] revealed, rather than broke, the laws of nature. The remarkable
potential of this revelation is a cause for hope, not despair."
, Remaking Eden
demystifies the science and
technology of genetics and reproduction.