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Genetic engineering

Author: Mark Y Herring
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Series: Historical guides to controversial issues in America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Genetic 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. Students and the general  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Y Herring
ISBN: 0313334730 9780313334733
OCLC Number: 61520328
Description: xix, 220 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: "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 Miracle-gro? agriculture applications of genetic engineering --
Well, hello, 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 engineering, future trends, current recommendations.
Series Title: Historical guides to controversial issues in America.
Responsibility: Mark Y. Herring.
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