DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook - Contemporary World Issues (Hardback)David E. Newton (author)
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A concise, authoritative source that explores the latest advances and potential uses of DNA, as well as the ethical dilemmas surrounding the altering of genetic material.
* Includes a range of primary sources including tables on genetically modified crops, position papers written by nongovernmental organizations, laws, and regulations in the United States and elsewhere in the world
* Offers a listing of the most important terms used in a discussion of DNA technologies
Number of pages: 311
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 155 x 28 mm
"For high school and college students, scholars, and general readers, this volume describes the applications of DNA technology in forensic science, the development of organisms with genetic characteristics of two different species, genetic testing, gene therapy, molecular farming, and cloning. After a historical overview of the development of these technologies, the book explains social, ethical, political, and other issues resulting from them, and international aspects of debates over DNA technology, with a chronology, brief biological sketches of important individuals, related documents, and resources. The bibliography is annotated." - SciTech Book News
"This excellent beginning source for information on the major areas of DNA technology should be useful to any library. Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and general readers." - Choice
"DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook joins others in the 'Contemporary World Issues' series for college-level readers, and provides an excellent survey of politics, science, social issues, and more. Its coverage surveys the birth of genetics, the road to DNA, gene therapy's promise, forensic science's evolution and development, and many other DNA technology developments, making this key not just for science collections, but for social issues libraries as well." - Midwest Book Review
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