Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (Library in a Book)

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From viruses to humans, each organism on earth is made up of genes that provide a blueprint to how that organism functions. As technology and science have progressed, so too have the depth and extent of biotechnology and genetic engineering. The use of biotechnology and genetic engineering has implications on all aspects of life - from the foods people eat to the way diseases are treated. As scientists and researchers discover more about this emerging field, moral concerns become a heated topic for people who question just how far this technology should reach.Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Third Edition provides an overview of the history of this topic and the opinions surrounding it, ranging from the study of fermentation by French chemist Louis Pasteur in the 1850s to the nascent field of synthetic biology. Contemporary case studies such as United States v. Kincade provide multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding this issue while also plotting a course for future debate. A comprehensive and up-to-date overview essay, capsule biographies, a large annotated bibliography, a chronology of significant events, organization and agency listings, and a glossary also provide invaluable information for students, teachers, librarians, scientists, medical personnel, and general readers to explore the controversy surrounding biotechnology and genetic engineering. Coverage includes: whether or not genetically modified food impacts the environment and health; how biotechnology has transformed the pharmaceutical industry; the legal implications of genetic testing; and, more.

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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.

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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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