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Genetic engineering : opposing viewpoints

Author: Carol Wekesser
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©1996.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the issue of genetic engineering, including such topics as its impact on society and the need for regulation.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Wekesser
ISBN: 1565103599 9781565103597 1565103580 9781565103580
OCLC Number: 32547633
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Genetic engineering is dangerous / B. Julie Johnson --
Genetic engineering is safe and beneficial / Bernard D. Davis --
The United States should continue investing in biotechnology / Richard J. Mahoney --
U.S. investment in biotechnology is dangerous / Brian Tokar --
Prenatal genetic testing is harmful / Elizabeth Kristol --
Prenatal genetic testing should be universally available / David T. Morris --
Genetic engineering improves agriculture / John Dyson --
Genetic engineering harms agriculture / Joel Keehn --
Biotechnology improves crops / Shari Caudron --
Biotech agriculture is inefficient and destructive / Wes Jackson --
Genetically altered animals will benefit humankind / Duane C. Kraemer --
Genetically altering animals is dangerous and inhumane / Andrew Kimbrell --
Adding growth hormones to dairy cattle is beneficial / Terry D. Etherton --
Adding growth hormones to dairy cattle is harmful / Tim Atwater --
DNA fingerprinting is reliable and accurate / William Tucker --
DNA fingerprinting is unreliable and inaccurate / Ruth Hubbard & Elijah Wald --
DNA fingerprinting is gaining acceptance / James H. Andrews --
DNA fingerprinting is problematic / Pat Spallone --
Genetic research will improve the quality of health care / The Economist --
Genetic research may not improve the quality of health care / Ruth Hubbard & Elijah Wald --
Gene therapy is beneficial / Thomas F. Lee --
The benefits of gene therapy are exaggerated / Pat Spallone --
Federal regulation of genetic engineering can be effective / Karen Goldman Herman --
Federal regulation of genetic engineering is ineffective / Michael W. Fox --
A united system of federal regulation is needed / Geoffrey Baskerville --
Genetic testing by insurers should be self-regulated / Alexander Morgan Capron --
Genetic engineering of humans should not be regulated / Stephen P. Stich.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Carol Wekesser, book editor.

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Examines the issue of genetic engineering, including such topics as its impact on society and the need for regulation.

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