Genetic Engineering

Front Cover
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - Science - 220 pages
1 Review

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.


What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


2 History of Genetic Engineering from Mendel to Genome Maps
3 Splicing Dicing and Cloning to Asilomar and Beyond
4 Frankenfood or MiracleGro? Agricultural Applications of Genetic Engineering
Animal Applications of Genetic Engineering
The Human Genome Project
Genetic Engineering and the Treatment of Diseases
Genetic Engineering DNA Evidence and the Courts
Genetic Engineering Future Trends Current Recommendations
Selected Bibliography

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page viii - Be near me when the sensuous frame Is rack'd with pangs that conquer trust; And Time, a maniac scattering dust, And Life, a Fury slinging flame. Be near me when my faith is dry, And men the flies of latter spring, That lay their eggs, and sting and sing And weave their petty cells and die. Be near me when I fade away, To point the term of human strife, And on the low dark verge of life The twilight of eternal day.
Page xix - Because he has felt, that the only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject, is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion, and studying all modes in which it 'can be looked at by every character of mind. No wise man ever acquired his wisdom in any mode but this; nor is it in the nature of human intellect to become wise in any other manner.
Page 9 - He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why. He must be deformed somewhere; he gives a strong feeling of deformity, although I couldn't specify the point. He's an extraordinary looking man, and yet I really can name nothing out of the way.

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).

Bibliographic information