Genetic Engineering

Title

Genetic Engineering

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Description

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.

College

Ida Jane Dacus Library

ISBN

978-0-313-33473-3

Publication Date

12-2005

Publisher

Greenwood

City

Westport

Comments

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction

  1. "It's Alive!" Public Perceptions of Genetic Engineering
  2. History of Genetic Engineering from Mendel to (Genome) Maps
  3. Splicing, Dicing and Cloning to Asilomar and Beyond
  4. Frankenfood or Miracle Grow? Agriculture Applications of Genetic Engineering
  5. Well, Hell-o Dolly: Animal Applications of Genetic Engineering
  6. Where No Man (or Woman) Has Gone Before: The Human Genome Project
  7. The Doctor Will See You Now: Genetic Engineering and the Treatment of Diseases
  8. Just the Facts Ma'am: Genetic Engineering, DNA Evidence and the Courts
  9. Endgame: Genetic Engineer, Future Trends, Current Recommendations

Appendix
Index