Biotechnology Policy across National Boundaries: The Science-Industrial Complex

Biotechnology Policy across National Boundaries: The Science-Industrial Complex

by D. West
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1403972516

ISBN-13: 9781403972514

Pub. Date: 07/24/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

A globalization of innovation has produced the most massive spurt in biotechnology in world history. Businesses, universities, and non-governmental organizations are collaborating to produce a "science-industrial complex" in biotechnology. Using case studies of stem cell research, cloning, genetically modified food, in-vitro fertilization, and chimeras in a number of

Overview

A globalization of innovation has produced the most massive spurt in biotechnology in world history. Businesses, universities, and non-governmental organizations are collaborating to produce a "science-industrial complex" in biotechnology. Using case studies of stem cell research, cloning, genetically modified food, in-vitro fertilization, and chimeras in a number of Eastern and Western countries around the world, I argue that much of this biotech activity is global in nature and independent of state control. This shift in the relative influence of state and non-state actors has led to the virtual deregulation of biotechnology and the liberation of innovation from geo-political constraints. These trends post a number of interesting social, political, and ethical issues for the contemporary period and suggest the need to rethink how controversial moral issues are handled by the science-industrial complex.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403972514
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
07/24/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface *The Globalization of Innovation *Science-Industry Collaboration
• In-Vitro Fertilization and Assisted Reproductive Technology
• Genetically Modified Food
• Cloning
• Stem Cell Research
• Chimeras
• Whose Ethical Standards?

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