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Genetic engineering

Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2006.
Series: Contemporary issues companion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the issues surrounding the use of genetic engineering in agriculture, industry, medicine, athletics, and other fields, and points out the arguments in favor of and against the developments it offers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 0737732555 9780737732559 0737732563 9780737732566
OCLC Number: 62525208
Description: 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. Genetic engineering in agriculture and industry --
Benefits of genetically modified food outweigh the risks / Radley Balko --
Genetically modified crops are harmful / Jeffrey M. Smith --
Impact of genetically modified trees on forests in unpredictable / Karen Charman --
Genetically modified organisms can produce useful chemicals / Economist --
Genetically engineered organisms can help to clean up pollution / John C. Avise --
Genetic modification of insects involves benefits and risks / Aaron Zitner. ch. Genetic engineering in medicine --
Human organs may be grown in genetically modified animals / Sylvia Pagán Westphal --
Ethical concerns of adding human cells to genetically modified animals / Maryann Mott --
Gene therapy will revolutionize the practice of medicine / Michael Fumento --
Gene therapy may not be beneficial to society / Jeremy Rifkin --
Silencing bad genes / Anthony Komaroff, Judy Lieberman --
Mother tells why she would not want her child changed by gene therapy / Clare Ferguson --
Patient tells why he believes gene therapy is worth calculated risks / Eric Kast. ch. 3. Genetic enhancement of human abilities --
Genetic enhancement of humans raises troubling questions / Sally Deneen --
Genetic enhancement will not limit human freedom / Ronald Bailey --
Genetic enhancement is ethical for adults but not for children / David Plotz --
Genetic enhancement of athletes might harm sports / Gregory M. Lamb --
Development of genetic enhancement technologies is inevitable / Fraçoise Baylis, Jason Scott Robert --
Genetic enhancement is too unlikely to worry about / Steven Pinker --
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Series Title: Contemporary issues companion.
Responsibility: Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.

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Looks at the issues surrounding the use of genetic engineering in agriculture, industry, medicine, athletics, and other fields, and points out the arguments in favor of and against the developments it offers.

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