ISBN-10:
0792346203
ISBN-13:
9780792346203
Pub. Date:
05/31/1997
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
The future of DNA: Proceedings of an international If gene conference on presuppositions in science and expectations in society held at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, 2nd - 5th October 1996 / Edition 1

The future of DNA: Proceedings of an international If gene conference on presuppositions in science and expectations in society held at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, 2nd - 5th October 1996 / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780792346203
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 05/31/1997
Edition description: 1997
Pages: 289
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction; Ifgene Coordinators. DNA-Thinking in Science and Society. 2. The Limits of Culture in Biotechnology: K.M. Meyer-Abich. 3. The Cultural Powers of the Gene-Identity, Destiny and the Social Meaning of Heredity; S. Lindee. 4. The Archetypal Gene - The Open History of a Successful Concept; E.P. Fischer. 5. Back to the Future - Towards a Spiritual Attitude for Managing DNA; J. van der Wal. DNA in Living Organisms. 6. DNA in the Environment: Ecological, and Therefore Societal, Implications; G. Stotzky. 7. DNA and the New Organicism; Mae-Wan Ho. 8. DNA at the Edge of Contextual Biology; J. Wirz. DNA and Human Biography. 9. The Role of Genetic Disposition in Human Health and Disease - Bioethical Aspects of DNA Testing; H. Müller. 10. Genomic Instability - A Story of Repair, Cancer and Evolution, With Existential Impact on the Individual; N. Jaspers. 11. Human Biography and Its Genetic Instrument; M. Glöckler. Plenary Discussions: 12. Practising a Power Free Dialogue in the Plenary Sessions About Modern Biotechnology; H. Verhoog. Workshops: 13. Gene Concepts in Motion: From Mendel to Molecules; J. Girard-Bascou, C. Holdrege. 14. DNA and Food Technology - Between Natural Food and Food Design; A. Hamstra, M. Matze. 15. DNA and Education; J. Armstrong, F. Olofsen. 16. The Biotechnology Dialogue in the Netherlands; H. Vriend. 17. The Genetification of Our Culture; F. Koechlin. 18. DNA in Context &endash; Genes, Organisms and Evolution Illustrated Through Algae and Buttercups; B. Goodwin, M. Colquhoun. 19. Transgenic Plants &endash; Consequences and Impacts for Production and Ecology; J. van Damme, B. Keller. 20. Intrinsic Value of Plants and Animals: From Philosophy to Implementation; P. Kockelkoren, M. Linskens. 21. Does Human Retardation Occur at the Molecular Level? J. Verhulst, N. Jaspers. 22. Genetic Disabilities &endash; Predictive Diagnosis, Gene Therapy and Communal Care; P. Miny, et al. 23. Heredity, Gene Therapy and Religion; U. Eibach, M. Gmeindl. 24. Genetic Engineering and Xenotransplantation; J. Jungermann, P. Braidley. 25. Embryo, Heredity and DNA; J. van der Wal, et al. Round Table Discussions: 26. Meeting the Person Behind the Scientist Involved in Gene Technology &endash; Summary of the Round Table Discussions; B. Pedroli. Closing Remarks and Reflection: 27. Biotechnology as a Socio-Technical Ensemble &endash; Closing Remarks and Reflection; G. Ruivenkamp. 28. Ifgene Network. Subject Index.

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