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Provides background on the controversial technologies and the social, political, ethical, and legal issues they raise; offers a guide to further research; and includes material on biotechnology as a business, stem cells, and bioterrorism.
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Lisa Yount is a graduate of Stanford University in English and creative writing. For approximately 40 years, she has written educational materials for young people. She has written or edited more than 50 published books, nine of which have won awards or been included on ""most recommended"" lists. Her books for Facts On File include Animal Rights, Revised Edition; Energy Supply; Patients' Rights in the Age of Managed Health Care; A to Z of Biologists; and A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition.From Booklist:
In recent years, resources on cloning and genetics have saturated the market, but this one is really special. In one comprehensive volume, Yount provides the ultimate resource for students, teachers, and library media specialists. The first 50 pages offer an overview of the topic, sweeping quickly through history to the early 1970s, then meticulously detailing the scientific achievements, ethical concerns, and judicial conflicts of biotechnical advances. Chapter two moves, case-by-case, through important legal battles, looking at scientific concerns, patent struggles, and health issues (Can a dentist refuse to treat a patient who is HIV positive?). Each court battle is drawn with care--from the surrounding circumstances to the legal issues to the decision and its impact. The remainder of the book is a fact-finder's dream: chapters are dedicated to an extensive chronology, biographical listings, and a glossary. Part two of the text then directs researchers to Web sites, other books, and articles via a huge, annotated bibliography subdivided by topic. For small or large collections, this will be an excellent starting point for almost any research on the subject. Roger Leslie
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Book Description Facts on File, 2004. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 2O-9PY1-7V3P
Book Description Facts on File, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Revised. Seller Inventory # DADAX0816050597