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The Genetics Revolution: History, Fears, and Future of a Life-Altering Science

The Genetics Revolution: History, Fears, and Future of a Life-Altering Science (Hardback, New title)

By Morgan, Rose M.

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A single-volume resource that covers all of the controversial topics of the genetics revolution. What will our lives be like fifty years from now? What will we know about ourselves as humans, and how will that affect our lives? It is impossible to know the future for certain, but... perhaps nothing will alter our future more than the genetics revolution of the past thirty-five years. This book clarifies the history and examines the possible impact of five major areas of genetic research: the Human Genome Project and genetic engineering; in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the technology of reproduction; the Human Genome Diversity Project, which is studying the variation of the human genome; embryonic stem-cell research; and cloning. All of these areas of research produce two reactions among the general public - hope for the improvement of people's lives, and fear of science out of control. The Genetics Revolution examines the scientific, social, and political impacts of the genetics on everyday life - in the past, in the present, and in the future. Each specific topic is contained within its own chapter for ease in accessing specific information. This is an ideal resource for students, teachers, and others. In addition, it integrates science and social science topics. The book contains documented, current information that both supports and challenges current thinking about genetics. It addresses a controversial and politically charged topic, and includes several topics that are often featured in the media, such as stem cells and cloning. It looks at medical procedures such as IVF and gene therapy.
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ISBN 9780313336720
Released NZ 1 Nov 2005
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Format Hardback, New title
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780313336720
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Imprint Greenwood Press
Released 1 Nov 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Morgan, Rose M.
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Gene Therapy
Genetics (Non-Medical)
Genetic Engineering
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 576.5
Weight 649g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Stem Cells, Genetic engineering - Moral and ethical aspects, Ethics, Medical, Human cloning - Moral and ethical aspects, Genetics, Medical - trends
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;College/higher education