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Genetic Engineering: A Documentary History (Primary Documents in American History & Contemporary Issues)

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Explore the late 20th-century history and development of plant, animal, and human genetics in this collection of 135 documents. Included are samples of commentaries on these scientific developments from the scientists themselves, government departments, ethicists, religious leaders, and various interest groups. Students, teachers, and interested readers can use this valuable resource to trace the different arguments and concerns surrounding the controversial topic of genetic engineering. Arranged topically, and highlighting in particular the human genome project, which seeks to map the entire human genome, this valuable resource provides an excellent background for research and debate with its broad range of pro and con opinions.

The easy to use format allows the reader to focus on one particular aspect of genetic engineering or to compare and contrast the arguments presented in more than one area. The six different areas include: Animal Applications, Agriculture, The Human Genome Project, Issues in Research, Ethical Issues, and Cloning. The documents in each section, carefully selected to represent a wide range of positions, present samples of social, ethical, and religious commentary that have evolved due to developments in modern genetics as they relate to plants, animals, and humans. Such developments include the applications of these technologies to create transgenic crops, to patent animals, to provide gene therapy for humans, and to clone plants and animals, as well as possibly cloning humans. Shannon's volume will be a welcome resource for those looking to explore these issues from as many different angles as possible.

Book News Annotation:

A specialist in bioethics and Catholic social teaching, Shannon (religion and social ethics, Worchester Polytechnic Institute) assembles 136 articles and excerpts for high school and college students researching the topic. Ranging from Watson and Creek's 1953 article Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids to 1998, they cover the debates surrounding genetic engineering, animal application, agriculture, the human genome project, issues in research, diagnostic applications of genetic information, ethical issues, and cloning.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Explore the late 20th-century history and development of plant, animal, and human genetics in this collection of 135 documents. Included are samples of commentaries on these scientific developments from the scientists themselves, government departments, ethicists, religious leaders, and various interest groups. Students, teachers, and interested readers can use this valuable resource to trace the different arguments and concerns surrounding the controversial topic of genetic engineering. Arranged topically, and highlighting in particular the human genome project, which seeks to map the entire human genome, this valuable resource provides an excellent background for research and debate with its broad range of pro and con opinions. The easy to use format allows the reader to focus on one particular aspect of genetic engineering or to compare and contrast the arguments presented in more than one area. The six different areas include: Animal Applications, Agriculture, The Human Genome Project, Issues in Research, Ethical Issues, and Cloning. The documents in each section, carefully selected to represent a wide range of positions, present samples of social, ethical, and religious commentary that have evolved due to developments in modern genetics as they relate to plants, animals, and humans. Such developments include the applications of these technologies to create transgenic crops, to patent animals, to provide gene therapy for humans, and to clone plants and animals, as well as possibly cloning humans. Shannon's volume will be a welcome resource for those looking to explore these issues from as many different angles as possible.

Synopsis:

A variety of scientific, social, and ethical perspectives comprise this unique collection of primary resources.

About the Author

THOMAS A. SHANNON is Professor of Religion and Social Ethics in the Department of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Table of Contents

The debates surrounding genetic engineering — Animal applications — Agriculture — The human genome project — Issues in research — Diagnostic applications of genetic information — Ethical issues in genetic engineering — Cloning.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313304576
Editor:
Shannon, Thomas A.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Editor:
Shannon, Thomas A.
Author:
Shannon, Thomas A.
Author:
Shannon, Thomas
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Genetic engineering - History - Sources
Subject:
Biology-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.50x6.32x1.13 in. 1.38 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Law » Constitutional Law
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Genetics
Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » Chemical Engineering

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"Synopsis" by , Explore the late 20th-century history and development of plant, animal, and human genetics in this collection of 135 documents. Included are samples of commentaries on these scientific developments from the scientists themselves, government departments, ethicists, religious leaders, and various interest groups. Students, teachers, and interested readers can use this valuable resource to trace the different arguments and concerns surrounding the controversial topic of genetic engineering. Arranged topically, and highlighting in particular the human genome project, which seeks to map the entire human genome, this valuable resource provides an excellent background for research and debate with its broad range of pro and con opinions. The easy to use format allows the reader to focus on one particular aspect of genetic engineering or to compare and contrast the arguments presented in more than one area. The six different areas include: Animal Applications, Agriculture, The Human Genome Project, Issues in Research, Ethical Issues, and Cloning. The documents in each section, carefully selected to represent a wide range of positions, present samples of social, ethical, and religious commentary that have evolved due to developments in modern genetics as they relate to plants, animals, and humans. Such developments include the applications of these technologies to create transgenic crops, to patent animals, to provide gene therapy for humans, and to clone plants and animals, as well as possibly cloning humans. Shannon's volume will be a welcome resource for those looking to explore these issues from as many different angles as possible.
"Synopsis" by , A variety of scientific, social, and ethical perspectives comprise this unique collection of primary resources.
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