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Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering

Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering (Paperback)

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The Human Genome Project announced in 2003 that it had successfully mapped the content of the human DNA Scientists, politicians, theologians, and pundits speculated about what would follow. "Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering" distinguishes between hype and reality, examining the delicate relationship between science and nature. Authors Craig Holdrege and Steve Talbott evaluate the current state of genetic science and examine its potential applications, as well as possible dangers. The authors illustrate how the popular view of genetics does not include an understanding of how genes work together within organisms, contending that these simplistic views lead to unrealistic expectations and, ultimately, disappointment. Written for lay readers, "Beyond Biotechnology" is an accessible introduction to the complex world of genetic engineering.

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAgricultural scienceTechnicalBiochemical engineeringBiotechnologyGenetic engineering Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky Publication Date: 30/01/2010 ISBN-13: 9780813192567  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Craig Holdrege, director of the Nature Institute, is the author of Genetics and the Manipulation of Life: The Forgotten Factor of Context. He lives in Ghent, New York. Steve Talbott, senior researcher at the Nature Institute, is the author of Devices of the Soul: Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines. He lives in Ghent, New York.

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