Genetic Engineering

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - Science - 220 pages
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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 public will find a comprehensive survey of the genetic engineering debate. Appendices include statements from Robert P. George and Peter Singer, two of the most prominent scholars on the subject, and a bibliography of print and electronic resources for further research.

 

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Contents

1 Its Alive Public Perceptions of Genetic Engineering
1
2 History of Genetic Engineering from Mendel to Genome Maps
13
3 Splicing Dicing and Cloning to Asilomar and Beyond
37
4 Frankenfood or MiracleGro? Agricultural Applications of Genetic Engineering
61
Animal Applications of Genetic Engineering
83
The Human Genome Project
95
Genetic Engineering and the Treatment of Diseases
103
Genetic Engineering DNA Evidence and the Courts
123
Genetic Engineering Future Trends Current Recommendations
133
Appendix
151
Notes
159
Selected Bibliography
201
Index
217
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About the author (2006)

Mark Y. Herring is Dean of Library Services at Winthrop University. He has worked in librarianship for more than two decades. He has written numerous books, articles, and scores of reviews for magazines and journals both in and out of the library profession, including The Pro-Life/Choice Debate (Greenwood, 2003).

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