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Animal Cloning: The Science of Nuclear Transfer
     

Animal Cloning: The Science of Nuclear Transfer

by Joseph Panno
 

The New Biology is a 10-volume set that has evolved to accommodate new material and new areas of research, in keeping with the expansion of the biological disciplines and the development and application of research technologies in and out of the scientific laboratory. Since its publication several years ago, the set now includes four new volumes that focus on

Overview

The New Biology is a 10-volume set that has evolved to accommodate new material and new areas of research, in keeping with the expansion of the biological disciplines and the development and application of research technologies in and out of the scientific laboratory. Since its publication several years ago, the set now includes four new volumes that focus on issues that cover the spectrum of human health, maintenance, and stability.

Animal Cloning, Revised Edition is a compelling presentation of the questions, controversies, and motivations surrounding this extraordinary area of science. The book features an unbiased view of the complex debate surrounding cloning technology, especially with regard to therapeutic and reproductive cloning using stem cells harvested from human embryos. The ability to clone a mammal was the culmination of research in cell and developmental biology that goes back to the late 1800s. From the origin of the idea of cloning a mammal in 1898 to the reality of cloned animals in the 20th and 21st centuries to recent worldwide findings on the scientific and ethical aspects of cloning, this volume covers all facets of this unusual technology.

The volume includes information on

the "birth" of the cloned sheep Dolly

commercialization of animal cloning

current spectrum of clones

ethical and legal issues of cloning

history of animal cloning

organ farming

therapeutic cloning

transgenic clones

The book contains nearly 50 color photographs and line illustrations, a Resource Center of supporting materials in cell biology and biotechnology, a glossary, a list of print and Internet resources, and an index. The New Biology set is essential for middle and high school students, teachers, and general readers who wish to understand the latest information on this controversial area of scientific research.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Panno devotes a volume each to five "hot" areas of modern life sciences inquiry plus one on basic cell biology. He aims his discussions at student researchers, clearly explaining the developments and implications of specific studies performed over the past 30 or so years, but keeps technical jargon to a minimum, livening up his discourse with references to J. R. R. Tolkien and the use of stem cells to repair damaged nerve tissue as "high-tech cannibalism" (as considered by some opponents).The author also makes brave efforts to articulate ethical and legal, though not faith-based, issues that have arisen over many lines of research, frequently referring to the ethical imperatives laid out in the groundbreaking Belmont Report. A well-chosen, if thin, assortment of black-and-white photos and graphics illustrates the books. Though the volumes have the same general look, they are designed to be independent studies; there are no cross-references, and several share topic areas and even specific illustrations or passages of text. Still, considered as a cutting-edge supplement, this set merits a place in most collections, next to John Owen Edward Clark's The New Encyclopedia of Science (Oxford, 2003).-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816049479
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
The Facts on File Science Library
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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