Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

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April 2008



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 provides an overview of the history of this topic and the opinions surrounding it, ranging from the study of fermentation by French chemist Louis Pasteur in the 1850s to the nascent field of synthetic biology. Contemporary case studies such as United States v. Kincade provide multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding this issue while also plotting a course for future debate. Invaluable reference features include a comprehensive and up-to-date overview essay, capsule biographies, a large annotated bibliography, a chronology of significant events, organization and agency listings, and a glossary.


Lisa Yount is a graduate of Stanford University in English and creative writing. For approximately 40 years, she has written educational materials for young people. She has written or edited more than 50 published books, nine of which have won awards or been included on "most recommended" lists. Her books for Facts On File include Animal Rights, Revised Edition; Energy Supply; Patients' Rights in the Age of Managed Health Care; A to Z of Biologists; and A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition.
EAN: 9780816072170
ISBN: 0816072175
Untertitel: Third. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 364 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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