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Title Genetic engineering / Mark Y. Herring.
Imprint Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 220 pages) : illustrations.
Series Historical guides to controversial issues in America, 1541-0021
Historical guides to controversial issues in America. 1541-0021
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-216).
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Genetic engineering -- Popular works.
Genetic Engineering -- Popular Works.
Genetic Engineering -- Popular Works.
Genetic Engineering.
Genetic Engineering.
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Popular Work.
Popular works.
Contents "It's alive!": public perceptions of genetic engineering -- History of genetic engineering from Mendel to (genome) maps -- Splicing, dicing, and cloning to Asilomar and beyond -- Frankenfood or Miracle-gro? agriculture applications of genetic engineering -- Well, hello, Dolly: animal applications of genetic engineering -- Where no man (or woman) has gone before: the Human Genome Project -- The doctor will see you now: genetic engineering and the treatment of diseases -- Just the facts, ma'am: genetic engineering, DNA evidence, and the courts -- Endgame: genetic engineering, future trends, current recommendations.
Summary "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."--Publisher's description.
Other Title Print version: Herring, Mark Youngblood, 1952- Genetic engineering. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006 9780313334733