The books from the Biotechnology in the 21st Century series attempt to spark an interest in biotechnology and to provide students with information to understand current controversies on topics involving biotechnology. Each volume is written by a different author. There are considerable technical terms to provide necessary explanations, but there is also enough story line for students to follow without the more technical discussion. The book on ethics provides students with colored diagrams to explain cloning and stem cell research, as well as GM foods. These books do not push a particular point of view but provide students with information and stress the necessity of understanding biotechnology to make wise choices in using this technology. The series is an important collection for the school library and can be recommended for all levels of youth, although older teens or the more serious younger ones will certainly gain much more than the casual reader. Other series volumes include Biotechnology on the Farm and in the Factory: Agricultural and Industrial Applications, Biotechnology and Your Health: Pharmaceutical Applications and Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Proteomics: Getting the Big Picture. (Biotechnology in the 21st Century). VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J S A/YA (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult-marketed book recommended for Young Adults). 2006, Chelsea House, 158p.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Charts. Biblio. Further Reading. Chronology., PLB $35.. Ages 11 to Adult.