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Genetic engineering : dream or nightmare? : turning the tide on the brave new world of bad science and big business

Author: Mae-Wan Ho
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed. rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the social and political implications of the intimate involvement of genetic engineering science with big corporate business, and it points to serious hazards that are inherent in the technology but are largely ignored by practitioners and regulators alike." "The author calls for a halt to commercialisation and for an independent public enquiry into the hazards involved, taking into account the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mae-Wan Ho
ISBN: 0826412572 9780826412577 0717129802 9780717129805
OCLC Number: 43207133
Notes: "First published by Gateway, 1998"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Unholy Alliance --
2. Genetic-Engineering Biotechnology Now --
3. The Science that Fails the Reality Test --
4. The Origins of Genetic Determinism --
5. Neo-Darwinism: Triumph or Travesty? --
6. The Central Dogma of Genetic Determinism --
7. The Fluid and Adaptable Genome --
8. Perils amid the Promises of Genetically Modified Food --
9. The Immortal Microbe and Promiscuous Genes --
10. Down at the Animal Pharm --
11. The Brave New World of Genetic Determinism --
12. The Mutable Gene and the Human Condition --
13. The New Age of the Organism --
App. Global Moratorium on GE Biotechnology and No to Patents on Life.
Responsibility: Mae-Wan Ho.

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This title provides an in-depth, yet accessible, exposition of the science behind genetic engineering technology, written by a scientist who has herself carried out research in genetics and taught  Read more...

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