Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering

Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering

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by Craig Holdrege, Steve Talbott
     
 

The Human Genome Project announced in 2003 that it had successfully mapped the human DNA. Scientists, politicians, theologians, and pundits speculated what would follow. Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering distinguishes between hype and reality, examining the delicate relationship between science and nature. Authors Craig Holdrege

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The Human Genome Project announced in 2003 that it had successfully mapped the human DNA. Scientists, politicians, theologians, and pundits speculated what would follow. Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering distinguishes between hype and reality, examining the delicate relationship between science and nature. Authors Craig Holdrege and Steve Talbott evaluate the current state of genetic science and examine its potential applications, as well as possible dangers. The authors illustrate how the popular view of genetics does not include an understanding of how genes work together within organisms, contending that these simplistic views lead to unrealistic expectations and, ultimately, disappointment. Written for lay readers, it is an accessible introduction to the complex world of genetic engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813124841
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
04/25/2008
Series:
Culture of the Land Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author

Craig Holdrege, director of the Nature Institute, is the author of Genetics and the Manipulation of Life: The Forgotten Factor of Context and The Giraffe's Long Neck: From Evolutionary Fable to Whole Organism.

Steve Talbott, senior researcher at the Nature Institute, is the author of Devices of the Soul: Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines.

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