Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

by Tina Kafka


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Young people today are inundated with information but often lack the tools for understanding the complex issues that stir public debate and dissension. The Hot Topics series provides clear, balanced, and thoughtful examination of the hot-button issues of the day. Carefully crafted narrative, fully documented primary and secondary source quotations, informative sidebars, and study questions all provide excellent starting points for research and discussion. Full-color photographs, maps, and charts enhance all volumes in the series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420501483
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/30/2009
Series: Lucent Hot Topics Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction A Scientific Revolution 6

Chapter 1 Pharming: The Disease or the Cure? 11

Chapter 2 Genetically Engineered Foods: Whose Appetite Do They Satisfy? 28

Chapter 3 From Fabric to Fuel 46

Chapter 4 Designer Babies 61

Chapter 5 Extreme Genetic Engineering: The Future 77

Notes 92

Discussion Questions 97

Organizations to Contact 99

For More Information 102

Index 106

Picture Credits 111

About the Author 112

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