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"To consider the future of genetic research, Morgan clarifies its history and examines five major research areas: the Human Genome Project and genetic engineering; in vitro fertilization and the technology of reproduction; the Human Genome Diversity Project; embryonic stem-cell research; and cloning. She also examines the scientific, social and political impacts of genetics on everyday life."
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"Over the past 35 years, the field of genetics has been inundated with new discoveries, capturing worldwide attention. In The Genetics Revolution, Morgan addresses the intriguing research on recombinant DNA technology, in vitro fertilization, the human genome diversity project, stem cell research, and cloning. The book is divided into five sections: On the Brink of Altering Life, Beauty and the Beast, Fighting to Save a Gene Pool, Threading an Ethical Needle, and To Clone or Not to Clone: That Is the Question. The author describes hallmark genetic discoveries to frame each research topic in a historical perspective without belaboring the genetic experimental protocols. In addition, the book presents the merits of all the research areas and their potential benefit to society. Finally, it considers ethical, moral, legal, and political issues. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."
"The one topic that will probably be most useful for high school students is the recounting of the problems involved with the Human Genome Diversity Project. It is a topic in which the available information is sparse, but one that primarily involves sociology and anthropology aid is meaningful without an understanding of DNA sequencing."