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Issues and dilemmas of biotechnology : a reference guide

Author: Bernice Zeldin Schacter
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recent advances in biotechnology in areas as diverse as agriculture, the environment, food, and healthcare have led to much debate and media attention. This unique reference source for advanced high school students and teachers explores the science behind these new technologies and examines the stakeholders and their stakes in the various debates. The author presents views of scientists, doctors, insurance  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernice Zeldin Schacter
ISBN: 0313306427 9780313306426
OCLC Number: 41238467
Description: xiv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The origins of biotechnology --
The Asilomar Conference of 1975 --
Patenting of life --
The release of a genetically engineered microorganism --
Corn genetically engineered with an insecticide --
Bovine growth hormone, a dairy farmer and ice cream suits --
The Human Genome Project --
Genetic testing for risk assessment for disease --
Gene therapy --
Forensic DNA testing and databanking: basics of DNA fingerprinting --
Cloning of a mammal --
Appendix: Internet sites.
Responsibility: Bernice Schacter.

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