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BeschreibungGenetic engineering has quickly become one of the more controversial issues of our time. Herring provides a detailed history of the debate in a fair and balanced manner, using proponents' points of view to make individual cases, both pro and con. Narrative chapters cover such topics as the Human Genome Project, gene splicing, cloning, genetically altered foods, and DNA and crime-solving.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of Illustrations; * Preface; * Introduction; * "It's Alive!" Public Perceptions of Genetic Engineering; * History of Genetic Engineering from Mendel to (Genome) Maps; * Splicing, Dicing and Cloning to Asilomar and Beyond; * Frankenfood or Maricle Grow? Agriculture Applications of Genetic Engineering; * Well, Hell-o Dolly: Animal Applications of Genetic Engineering; * Where No Man (or Woman) Has Gone Before: The Human Genome Project; * The Doctor Will See You Now: Genetic Engineering and the Treatment of Diseases; * Just the Facts Ma'am: Genetic Engineering, DNA Evidence and the Courts; * Endgame: Genetic Engineer, Future Trends, Current Recommendations; * Appendix; * Index.
PortraitMARK Y. HERRING is Dean of Library Services, Dacus Library at Winthrop University in South Carolina.
Pressestimmen"The book explores issues surrounding research into stem cells, cells' building blocks; eugenics, breeding for desirable traits; cloning, cell and laboratory implants; and gene splicing, introducing a new gene into genetic matter, among other things." - Heraldonline.com/The Herald
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: GREENWOOD PUB GROUP INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2005
Seitenanzahl: 220 Seiten