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Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Third Edition

Praise for the previous editions:
"…the ultimate resource for students, teachers, and library media specialists…a fact-finder's dream…an excellent starting point for almost any re… (See Below for Full Description)
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Praise for the previous editions:
"…the ultimate resource for students, teachers, and library media specialists…a fact-finder's dream…an excellent starting point for almost any research on the topic."—Booklist, starred review

"…presents essential information on this contemporary, controversial topic in a well-organized and easily accessible format."—Choice

"…a library's worth of information in a single reference book, and an excellent starting point for serious research."—Christian Library Journal

From viruses to humans, each organism on earth is made up of genes that provide a blueprint to how that organism functions. As technology and science have progressed, so too have the depth and extent of biotechnology and genetic engineering. The use of biotechnology and genetic engineering has implications on all aspects of life—from the foods people eat to the way diseases are treated. As scientists and researchers discover more about this emerging field, moral concerns become a heated topic for people who question just how far this technology should reach.

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Third Edition chronicles the developments and resulting controversies in this field, from the study of fermentation by French chemist Louis Pasteur in the 1850s to the nascent field of synthetic biology. Discussion of recent court cases such as United States v. Kincade provides multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding this issue while also plotting a course for future debate. A comprehensive overview essay, capsule biographies, a large annotated bibliography, a chronology of significant events, organization and agency listings, and a glossary also provide invaluable information for students, teachers, librarians, scientists, medical personnel, and general readers to explore the controversy surrounding biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Coverage includes:

  • Whether or not genetically modified food impacts the environment and health
  • How biotechnology has transformed the pharmaceutical industry
  • The legal implications of genetic testing
  • and more.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-7217-0
ISBN-10 816072175
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-3082-8
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Library in a Book
Author Lisa Yount
Publication Date 3/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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