"PROMISES OF NEW BIOTECHNOLOGIES" features current hotly debated benefits and drawbacks of altering the genetic make-up in phyto-, veterinary- and biomedicine. It is a comprehensive introduction to the most important technology of genetic manipulation that bears worldwide social consequences. The author carefully researched independent scientific studies and revealed the shocking and alarming reality behind genetic manipulations and the patenting of life forms. She argues with environmental activists, religious organizations, lawyers, ...
"PROMISES OF NEW BIOTECHNOLOGIES" features current hotly debated benefits and drawbacks of altering the genetic make-up in phyto-, veterinary- and biomedicine. It is a comprehensive introduction to the most important technology of genetic manipulation that bears worldwide social consequences. The author carefully researched independent scientific studies and revealed the shocking and alarming reality behind genetic manipulations and the patenting of life forms. She argues with environmental activists, religious organizations, lawyers, politicians, philosophers, public interest groups, professional associations and other scientists to explain utilized scientific methods of biogenetic engineering. She disclosed unintended side effects in the environment, animals or humans. By doing so, she points out the scientific dilemma, which makes her book unique. Genetically modified organisms contaminate the ecological system and influence animal and human health. Contraceptives, used by humans, cannot be filtered from water and sewage treatment plants. Feminizing chemicals are making their way into our drinking water and contaminate all water living creatures. Male fish start to produce immature eggs in their sex organs. Female fish develop liver and kidney malformations and slow down the reproductive cycle. The genetic innovation of crops may even cause the death of bees, the most important pollinators. Can progress become regress without the proper knowledge of nature's actions? Do we recklessly disregard "environmental health" for the purpose of scientific "dreams," like immortality, eternal life, a cure for every disease and the elimination of all suffering? We forget that a genetic predisposition may only contribute to the likelihood of developing a disorder. Environmental triggers, lifestyle and epigenes are what actually make the individual sick. Does science back up the wrong horse by prioritizing human embryonic stem cell research? What are the alternatives and why are they not employed? Why do scientists argue they "depend" on human embryonic stem cell research as the "Golden Standard"? This engaging and easy to read book is meant for the layperson to gain understanding of the complexity of the "biotechnological revolution". It provides the reader with tools and compelling arguments to be able to participate with ease in the most discussed topics in our times.
Edith E. M. Breburda, D.V.M., Ph.D. was born 1964 in Munich, Germany. From 1983-1995 she studied medicine, veterinary medicine, and did some undergraduate studies in agricultural-sciences and psychology at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, the Free University of Berlin and Justus Liebig University of Giessen.
She received her DVM from Justus Liebig University of Giessen in 1995. 1996, she successfully completed a top graded Ph.D. at Philipps University of Marburg, Medical School with a therapeutic changing study in limb lengthening and cartilage healing.
Dr. Breburda is internationally recognized as outstanding scientist with exceptional research contributions in the area of biomedical research. Her training and research skills are unique. Her superb contributions are vital and have benchmarking impact on the US biomedical research efforts. She has over 15 years experience of academic teaching and basic science research at internationally renowned universities in Germany and at the University of Wisconsin/Madison. She has been recognized in peer-reviews journals for her outstanding skills and unique contributions to biomedical research. She has published in high-ranking journals, two children books and one book about biotechnology in German.