Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

by Lisa Yount
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816040001

ISBN-13: 9780816040001

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Each volume of the Facts On File Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a first-stop research source on important current issues. Written clearly and carefully so that even the most complex aspects of the topic are easily understandable, the books give the reader the essential information to begin work, plus the research tools needed to delve more

Overview

Each volume of the Facts On File Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a first-stop research source on important current issues. Written clearly and carefully so that even the most complex aspects of the topic are easily understandable, the books give the reader the essential information to begin work, plus the research tools needed to delve more deeply into the issues. Each book includes a history of the subject, biographical information on important figures in the field, a complete annotated bibliography, and a carefully designed index-everything the researcher needs to get down to work.

From viruses to humans, each organism on Earth is made up of genes that when decoded provide a blueprint to how that organism functions. As technology and science have progressed, so 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 food people eat to the way they fight diseases. As scientists and others discover more about this emerging field, people will have to ask themselves and one another just how far this technology should reach. In this thoroughly revised third edition of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, author Lisa Yount explores such issues as genetic testing, genetically modified food, the pharmaceutical industry, synthetic biology, and the environmental and ethical ramifications of biotechnology. Contemporary case studies such as United States v. Kincade offer multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding this issue while also plotting a course for future debate.

About the Author:
Lisa Yount is a graduate of Stanford University,in English and creative writing (honors program, cum laude)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816040001
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Library in a Book Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Overview of the Topic
Issues in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering     3
The Law and Biotechnology     78
Chronology     119
Biographical Listing     143
Glossary     156
Guide to Further Research
How to Research Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering     173
Annotated Bibliography     187
Organizations and Agencies     268
Appendices
Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927)     297
Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 U.S. 303 (1980)     300
Norman-Bloodsaw v. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 135 F.3d 1260 (1998)     312
Bragdon v. Abbott, 97 U.S. 156 (1998)     328
United States v. Kincade, 379 F.3d 813 (2004)     336
Index     344

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