Bioethics and Biosafety
Biosafety deals with prevention of large scale loss of biological integrity focusing both on ecology and human health. It is related to several fields such as ecology, agriculture, medicine, chemistry and ecobiology. Bioethics is the philosophical study of the ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine. It is concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy and theology. It is concerned with the nature of life and death, the kind of life to be considered worth living, what constitutes murder, how people in very painful circumstances should be treated, what are the responsibilities of one human being to others, and other such living organisms. The book has been divided in 28 chapters. It is an integrated approach to encompassing information on different aspects of bioethics and biosafety and their applications in biotechnology. Simple, clearly understandable illustrations, correct and up to date information's are the main features of this book. The book is intended not only for undergraduate and postgraduate students of biotechnology, genomics and related sciences, but is also aimed to draw attention of policy makers and teachers at national and international levels to the possible approaches in the field of biotechnology. Key Features * Covers the topics in depth from basic and deals with the key subject areas. * Takes a broader view of the earlier and current situation indifferent countries. * Gives the uses and their ethical aspects of the different technological developments made in the biotechnology fields. * Covers new developments in wider areas of biotechnology and its applications to mankind. * Deals with aspects of the Bioethics and Biosafety protocols and their implements. * Briefs the Indian Biodiversity Act.
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