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Beyond biotechnology : the barren promise of genetic engineering

Author: Craig Holdrege; Steve Talbott
Publisher: Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008.
Series: Culture of the land.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Human Genome Project announced in 2003 that it had successfully mapped the human DNA. Scientists, politicians, theologians, and pundits speculated what would follow. Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering distinguishes between hype and reality, examining the delicate relationship between science and nature. Authors Craig Holdrege and Steve Talbott evaluate the current state of genetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Holdrege, Craig, 1953-
Beyond biotechnology.
Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008
(DLC) 2007048491
(OCoLC)181601254
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Holdrege; Steve Talbott
ISBN: 9780813129471 0813129478 9780813138756 0813138752
OCLC Number: 697182442
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 262 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Sowing technology --
Golden genes and world hunger : let them eat transgenic rice? --
Will biotech feed the world? The broader context --
We label orange juice, why not genetically modified food? --
Genes are not immune to context : examples from bacteria --
The gene : a needed revolution --
Reflections on the Human Genome Project --
Me and my double helixes --
Logic, DNA, and poetry --
The cow : organism or bioreactor? --
The forbidden question --
What does it mean to be a sloth? --
The language of nature --
Delicate empiricism : practicing a Goethean approach to science.
Series Title: Culture of the land.
Responsibility: Craig Holdrege and Steve Talbott.

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Distinguishes between the hype and reality of genetic engineering and guides readers toward an understanding of the relationship between science and nature. This book evaluates and critiques the  Read more...

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