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Biotechnology and genetic engineering

Author: Kathy Wilson Peacock
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2010.
Series: Global issues (Facts on File, Inc.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains why biotechnology is a relevant and volatile issue. Begins with a history of biotechnology and its effect on agriculture, medicine, and the environment. Equal space is devoted to discussing the efforts of human-rights advocates, animal-rights advocates, and environmentalists to create definitive governmental regulations for this budding industry.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy Wilson Peacock
ISBN: 9780816077847 0816077843
OCLC Number: 401141890
Description: xiv, 349 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The issue ; The challenges ; International history --
Focus on the United States: Current situation ; History ; Counterstrategies --
Global perspectives: Introduction ; Iceland ; Singapore ; Great Britain ; Japan ; India ; Germany ; South Africa ; Conclusion --
United States documents --
International documents: Japan ; India ; Germany ; South Africa --
How to research biotechnology: Getting started ; Using sources effectively --
Facts and figures --
Key players A to Z --
Organizations and agencies --
Annotated bibliography: Bioethics ; Biotechnology and agriculture ; Biotechnology, medicine, stem cell research, and biowarfare ; Genetic engineering/Human genome project ; Biotechnology history and biography.
Series Title: Global issues (Facts on File, Inc.)
Responsibility: Kathy Wilson Peacock ; foreword by Charles Hagedorn.

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Explains why biotechnology is a relevant and volatile issue. Begins with a history of biotechnology and its effect on agriculture, medicine, and the environment. Equal space is devoted to discussing the efforts of human-rights advocates, animal-rights advocates, and environmentalists to create definitive governmental regulations for this budding industry.

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