Genetic engineering : opposing viewpoints

TitleGenetic engineering : opposing viewpoints
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsWekesser, C
Series TitleOpposing viewpoints series; Variation: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Pagination240 p.
PublisherGreenhaven Press
Place PublishedSan Diego, CA
Publication Languageeng
ISBN NumberISBN: 1565103599 (lib. ed. : alk. paper); 9781565103597 (lib. ed. : alk. paper); 1565103580 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781565103580 (
Accession Number32547633
Call NumberLC: QH442; Dewey: 174/.9574; NLM: 1995 K-426; QH 442; NAL: QH442.G4442
KeywordsBiotechnology. , ethics. , Genetic
AbstractExamines the issue of genetic engineering, including such topics as its impact on society and the need for regulation.
Notesill. ; 23 cm.Genetic engineering is dangerous / B. Julie Johnson -- Genetic engineering is safe and beneficial / Bernard D. Davis -- The United States should continue investing in biotechnology / Richard J. Mahoney -- U.S. investment in biotechnology is dangerous / Brian Tokar -- Prenatal genetic testing is harmful / Elizabeth Kristol -- Prenatal genetic testing should be universally available / David T. Morris -- Genetic engineering improves agriculture / John Dyson -- Genetic engineering harms agriculture / Joel Keehn -- Biotechnology improves crops / Shari Caudron -- Biotech agriculture is inefficient and destructive / Wes Jackson -- Genetically altered animals will benefit humankind / Duane C. Kraemer -- Genetically altering animals is dangerous and inhumane / Andrew Kimbrell -- Adding growth hormones to dairy cattle is beneficial / Terry D. Etherton -- Adding growth hormones to dairy cattle is harmful / Tim Atwater -- DNA fingerprinting is reliable and accurate / William Tucker -- DNA fingerprinting is unreliable and inaccurate / Ruth Hubbard & Elijah Wald -- DNA fingerprinting is gaining acceptance / James H. Andrews -- DNA fingerprinting is problematic / Pat Spallone -- Genetic research will improve the quality of health care / The Economist -- Genetic research may not improve the quality of health care / Ruth Hubbard & Elijah Wald -- Gene therapy is beneficial / Thomas F. Lee -- The benefits of gene therapy are exaggerated / Pat Spallone -- Federal regulation of genetic engineering can be effective / Karen Goldman Herman -- Federal regulation of genetic engineering is ineffective / Michael W. Fox -- A united system of federal regulation is needed / Geoffrey Baskerville -- Genetic testing by insurers should be self-regulated / Alexander Morgan Capron -- Genetic engineering of humans should not be regulated / Stephen P. Stich.Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-233) and index.Carol Wekesser, book editor. More Records: Show record informationBook
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