By Morgan, Rose M.
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.Read more
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Rose M. Morgan, PhD, is professor emerita of biology at Minot State University. She has published over 50 articles in refereed national and international scientific journals, as well as several other books. She is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who's Who in America. Currently, she is an independent scholar.
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