The Hope, Hype, and Reality of Genetic Engineering : Remarkable Stories from Agriculture, Industry, Medicine, and the Environment: Remarkable Stories from Agriculture, Industry, Medicine, and the Environment (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Jan 21, 2004 - Science - 256 pages
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An introductory tour into the stranger-than-fiction world of genetic engineering, a scientific realm inhabited by eager researchers intent upon fashioning a prodigious medley of genetically modified (GM) organisms to serve human needs.
  

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Contents

A Tale of Good and a Tale of Evil
3
Engineering Microbes
16
Getting Creative with Crops
30
Genetic Engineering in the Barnyard
77
Fields Forests and Streams
103
Genetic Tinkering with Humans
148
Epilogue 75
175
Cut and Paste
181
Jumping Genes
187
TestTube Gene Cloning 94
194
Glossary
201
References and Further Reading
211
Index
237
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