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Genetic Engineering (Opposing Viewpoints Series)

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Fears about the dangers of human cloning, the impact of genetically engineered babies, and the risks of genetically modified foods continue to stimulate the debate over genetic engineering. In this newly updated anthology, authors submit their views about the risks and benefits of genetic engineering and how genetic engineering should be regulated, if at all.
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Overview

Fears about the dangers of human cloning, the impact of genetically engineered babies, and the risks of genetically modified foods continue to stimulate the debate over genetic engineering. In this newly updated anthology, authors submit their views about the risks and benefits of genetic engineering and how genetic engineering should be regulated, if at all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737722369
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 221
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11
Introduction 14
Chapter 1 How Will Genetic Engineering Affect Society?
Chapter Preface 19
1. Genetic Engineering Benefits Society 21
2. Genetic Engineering Threatens Society 32
3. Human Cloning Will Harm Society 39
4. The Risks Associated with Human Cloning Have Been Exaggerated 47
5. Genetic Engineering Threatens Women's Reproductive Choices 55
6. Genetic Engineering Protects Women's Reproductive Choices 62
7. Cloning Could Save Endangered Species 68
8. Cloning May Not Be Enough to Save Endangered Species 76
Periodical Bibliography 80
Chapter 2 Is Genetic Engineering Ethical?
Chapter Preface 82
1. Genetic Engineering Threatens Human Dignity 84
2. Genetic Engineering Promotes Human Dignity 92
3. Human Cloning Is Unethical 98
4. Human Cloning Is Ethical 103
5. The Production of Genetically Engineered Food Is Ethical 110
Periodical Bibliography 121
Chapter 3 What Is the Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops?
Chapter Preface 124
1. Genetically Engineered Crops Are Dangerous 126
2. Genetically Engineered Crops Are Not Dangerous 135
3. Genetically Engineered Crops Protect the Environment 142
4. Genetically Engineered Crops May Harm the Environment 150
5. Genetically Engineered Crops Can Help People in Developing Nations 159
6. Genetically Engineered Crops Will Not Help Developing Nations 164
Periodical Bibliography 168
Chapter 4 How Should Genetic Engineering Be Regulated?
Chapter Preface 171
1. The Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Should Be Mandatory 173
2. The Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Should Not Be Mandatory 180
3. All Forms of Human Cloning Should Be Banned 185
4. Some Forms of Human Cloning Should Not Be Banned 193
5. Scientists Should Be Allowed to Patent Genes 198
Periodical Bibliography 202
For Further Discussion 204
Organizations to Contact 207
Bibliography of Books 212
Index 214
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